Letter to the Editor: 'Extreme Concern' About Proposed Virtual Charter School
Proposed virtual charter school would place unfair burden on Teaneck and other districts, letter says.
My niece is a student at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. I am writing to express my extreme concern regarding the application for charter submitted by the Garden State Virtual Charter School. I am appalled that the New Jersey Department of Education would even consider granting a charter to a group that has submitted an application with a host of unsubstantiated claims that poses a considerable monetary threat to an existing public school system.
Teaneck already has a well established charter school as well as many private schools that serve the needs of those who choose not to utilize the public schools. There is no need for another charter that offers nothing materially differently other than its method of delivery.
A virtual charter school that serves the entire state should not and must not be funded by a single school district. This would be an unfair and undue burden on Teaneck or any other school district.
I urge you to take the fair and reasonable step of denying the charter for the Garden State Virtual Charter School.
-- Michelle D. Grady