Jay Webber

Assemblyman Jay Webber

26th Legislative District


Responses to 2017 Legislative Survey

“I usually reserve judgment on proposed legislation until those proposals work their way through the legislative process of discussion, debate, and amendment and then reach their final form. I also look for full input on legislation from constituents and interested individuals and groups, such the NJSCERA, before making a final decision on how to vote.”
“The Legislature often has addressed issues related to those listed in your questionnaire with recorded votes and Legislator sponsorship of bills. My sponsorships and votes on those issues are found at the Legislature’s website, and I direct your attention there and to my other publicly available policy statements for insight on my positions. See, for example, A1314 and A1571.”


Paul Moriarty

Assemblyman Paul Moriarty

4th 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?

No

"I do not have enough information to evaluate such policy. There are too many unknowns to decide at this time."


Do you support expansion of charter schools in New Jersey?

No


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?

No


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

"I need additional information about who within the university/college is making those decisions and how they would be made before deciding a position."


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

Yes

"I sponsored the legislation that made the Interdistrict School Choice program a permanent program in New Jersey."


Michael Patrick Carroll

Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll

25th 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

"as good as anyone, I suppose"


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

Yes


Amy Handlin

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin

13th 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


Sean Kean

Assemblyman Sean Kean

30th 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


Tom Kean

Senator Tom Kean Jr.

21st 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


Steven Oroho

Senator Steven V. Oroho

24th 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

"I am a co-sponsor of the bill. I am supportive of viable ideas which attempt to institute school choice in New Jersey because I think our educational system needs it. A first-rate education is a moral right. If it’s really for the children, let’s give both them and their parents more choices. I sincerely believe competition will help create excellence in all school systems – both public and private – and, in the end, society will come out the real winner."


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

"I am a co-sponsor of the Fair School Funding Constitutional Amendment, SCR-35, that would treat every student equally regardless of domicile."


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

"If this proposal is really an effort to provide more school choice then I would be supportive."


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

Yes


Christopher DePhillips

Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips

40th 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


Anthony M. Bucco

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco

25th 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


Kevin Rooney

Senator Kevin Rooney

40th 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