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Winning charter school strategy: protect wealthy towns?

Here is a curious turn of events in the ongoing debate over whether local school districts can be forced to spend taxpayer money on charter schools at the expense of public schools and without any local vote.

It concerns the Hua Mei charter school proposal, a Mandarin-immersion school. Earlier this year, the proposal would have included – and thus drawn funds from – Christie hometown Livingston, tony Millburn, and middle-class South Orange, Maplewood, West Orange, and Union. That proposal got rejected by the Christie Administration. And they gave feedback as to why.