Rallies planned in N.J. by opponents, supporters of private school scholarships

    Dueling rallies are planned this week by foes and supporters of a New Jersey bill that would use taxpayer money to fund scholarships to send students to private schools.

    The events come as education takes over one of the top spots on Gov. Chris Christie’s agenda for the coming weeks.

    The governor supports a law that would use 100 percent tax credits for corporations to pay for scholarships that students in some underperforming school districts could use to pay tuition at private schools or public schools in other communities.

    Opponents, including the ACLU of New Jersey and The Latino Institute, will rally against the bill on Wednesday in Jersey City.

    A day later, supporters of the proposal are planning to rally in Trenton.

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