If anyone can explain why the kids in Livingston need a Mandarin immersion school, let me know. Is it for the Chinese-American kids? Don't they need to be immersed in English?
One of the primary reasons folks spend a fortune on houses in districts like Livingston is to send their kids to schools that have small class sizes and lots of electives. So when a charter comes in and threatens to take away the funding for that, you can imagine people are not going to be happy:
So let's review: Christie's base is in the 'burbs. He's rewarded that base by slashing their state aid - in some cases by 100% - and now he's pushing to force them to accept charters they don't need at the expense of school programs they want.
Yeah, my guess is they're going to want to rethink this a little...