Shirley Turner

Senator Shirley K. Turner

15th Legislative District


Responses to 2017 Legislative Survey

Do you support A1476/S2170 or would you support similar legislation to provide education savings accounts to New Jersey parents throughout the state to spend on private and parochial schools, online learning, tutoring and similar education programs?

Yes

"As a matter of principle, I believe in competition in all its forms. I believe traditional public, charter, parochial, online, tutor agencies, and other alternative schools should be brought to market. Bringing other forms of education to market would cause existing schools to compete for students, therefore raising the quality of education students received."



Do you support expansion of charter schools in New Jersey?

Yes



Do you support the Opportunity Scholarship Act (S340/A1314), which would provide scholarships to low-income students enrolled in failing schools to attend a public or non-public school of their choosing?

Yes



Do you believe that decisions regarding a child’s education should primarily rest with his or her parent or guardian?

Yes



Do you believe that government funding for education should be allocated based upon school enrollment, i.e. that it should “follow the child”?

Yes



Would you support legislation allowing Rutgers University, Montclair State University and/or The College of New Jersey to become charter school authorizers in the state of New Jersey?

No position



Do you support fixing the funding formula so that the Interdistrict School Choice program can expand to serve more students and school districts?

No position


Robert Auth

Assemblyman Robert Auth

39th Legislative District


Responses to 2017 Legislative Survey

Do you support A1476/S2170 or would you support similar legislation to provide education savings accounts to New Jersey parents throughout the state to spend on private and parochial schools, online learning, tutoring and similar education programs?

Yes



Do you support expansion of charter schools in New Jersey?

Yes



Do you support the Opportunity Scholarship Act (S340/A1314), which would provide scholarships to low-income students enrolled in failing schools to attend a public or non-public school of their choosing?

Yes



Do you believe that decisions regarding a child’s education should primarily rest with his or her parent or guardian?

Yes



Do you believe that government funding for education should be allocated based upon school enrollment, i.e. that it should “follow the child”?

Yes



Would you support legislation allowing Rutgers University, Montclair State University and/or The College of New Jersey to become charter school authorizers in the state of New Jersey?

Yes



Do you support fixing the funding formula so that the Interdistrict School Choice program can expand to serve more students and school districts?

Yes


Michael J. Doherty

Senator Michael J. Doherty

23rd Legislative District


Responses to 2017 Legislative Survey

Do you support A1476/S2170 or would you support similar legislation to provide education savings accounts to New Jersey parents throughout the state to spend on private and parochial schools, online learning, tutoring and similar education programs?

Yes



Do you support expansion of charter schools in New Jersey?

Yes



Do you support the Opportunity Scholarship Act (S340/A1314), which would provide scholarships to low-income students enrolled in failing schools to attend a public or non-public school of their choosing?

Yes



Do you believe that decisions regarding a child’s education should primarily rest with his or her parent or guardian?

Yes



Do you believe that government funding for education should be allocated based upon school enrollment, i.e. that it should “follow the child”?

Yes



Would you support legislation allowing Rutgers University, Montclair State University and/or The College of New Jersey to become charter school authorizers in the state of New Jersey?

Yes



Do you support fixing the funding formula so that the Interdistrict School Choice program can expand to serve more students and school districts?

Yes


Talk Is Cheap, but Good Education Costs

The Truth about New Jersey’s High Tax Burden

Part IV of the Legal Corruption Series

New Jersey is in a bad way. Our economy is weak and significantly underperforms other states. Our tax system is consistently ranked as the worst in the nation. Our public-sector pensions are in the worst condition of any state, and our unfunded liabilities are at least $202 billion—almost six times the size of the $35 billion annual budget. We have the second-lowest bond rating of any state—save broke Illinois. Businesses, taxpayers, and young adults are leaving our state in droves. Sadly, New Jersey’s future looks even worse.

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