New Jersey Assembly will debate school choice program this afternoon

    An Assembly panel in New Jersey today will debate a startup school choice program that’s already gained the support of Gov. Chris Christie and a Senate committee.


    The Opportunity Scholarship Act, which gives tax credits to businesses that contribute to education scholarships, would provide students in 166 failing public schools to offset the costs of transferring to private or parochial schools with scholarship vouchers.

    The Associated Press reports there are 13 failing districts in the state. The measure will be considered at a 1:30 p.m. hearing.

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