To ensure that our members and other public school supporters are fully informed for the November 8, 2011 election, we asked candidates for the New Jersey legislature to indicate their positions on our policy issues (see below). Whenever available, we augmented the survey responses with the candidates’ voting records.
This November’s election will be the first one post the Spring 2011 redistricting. Click here to find out your new legislative district.
Find your district or individual legislators and candidates below, or CLICK HERE for a PDF showing where the candidates stand on these Save Our Schools NJ issues:
• Support fully funding the school funding formula
• Support requiring local community approval for the creation of new charter schools that would draw students from those communities
• Support increasing charter school financial and educational transparency and accountability
• Support encouraging charter schools to represent the demographic make-up of their sending communities through an opt-out lottery
• Oppose taxpayer funded vouchers to pay for private or religious schools, whether the vouchers are funded directly by the state or through tax credits for corporations or individuals.
• Oppose for-profit companies managing either traditional public schools or charter schools
Source: Positions on these issues reflect the legislators’ responses to the SaveOurSchools NJ summer 2011 Legislative Survey; their voting records for the current legislative session or sponsorship of relevant legislation. Preference was given to the survey if legislators answers differed from their prior voting record, to reflect changes in their voting intentions going forward. All information received via surveys was confirmed. Where indicated, additional information was included from the NJ Spotlight legislative survey.