Christie signs legislation that aids charter school creation

    A New Jersey law signed yesterday will allow some private schools to apply for charter status under the state education commission.

    Gov. Chris Christie approved the measure that gives high-performing private schools the chance to apply for the change, reports, and thus the chance to receive state funding. With that funding comes state regulations. Parochial schools, for example, would be barred from religious instruction or displaying religious symbols.

    Christie says the law is part of his education reform plan to create better access to quality education.

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