Voucher Bill Passes Committee

The Senate Economic Growth Committee approved S 1872 today, which creates scholarships for students to attend private and parochial schools. The Record labeled the hearing “raucous;” when legislators arrived at the committee room it was already packed with NJEA members, who oppose the bill. There was no room for vsupporters, so Senator Ray Lesniak moved everyone outside. NJEA spokesman Steve Baker accused the Senator of trying to eject protestors: "He was trying to get them to leave based on their political beliefs," he said "We think that's utterly unacceptable."