Reject Destructive Changes to New Jersey's Charter School Regulations
  • Petitioning Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf

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Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf
State Board of Education
Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf
New Jersey Governor
New Jersey State Senate
New Jersey State House

Reject Destructive Changes to New Jersey's Charter School Regulations

    1. Petition by

      Save Our Schools NJ

New Jersey's Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf has proposed amendments to the existing regulations that govern charter schools that are illegal and attempt to circumvent the legislature and the will of New Jersey residents, who overwhelmingly support local democratic approval of new charter schools. 

These regulations would open the door to nationally discredited virtual charter schools, despite the fact that New Jersey’s charter school law does not allow such schools to exist.

These regulations also would give the Commissioner the ability to expand existing charter schools into new school districts, change a charter school’s mission and goals, and enlarge its grade and enrollment levels, with virtually no local community input or oversight.

Charter schools should also be concerned about these regulations because they give the Commissioner the ability to close existing charter schools at any time and for any reason, without so much as a probationary period.   

Sign our petition to ask the Legislature to overrule these regulatory changes and to support local democratic control of our public schools.  


Recent signatures


    1. Decision-maker Jim Whelan responds:

      Jim Whelan

      Thank you for signing the petition about the Administration’s proposed changes to the regulation of charter schools in New Jersey.

      In a general sense, I have deep reservations with traditional charter schools and so-called “virtual cha...

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. Decision-maker Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. responds:

      Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.

      Thank you for your email to my district office asking seeking to reject Acting Commissioner Cerf’s proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 6A:1., the current charter school regulation.Your concerns that these amendments would significantly un...

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Charles Holmes NEWARK, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      I am a teacher in new jersey.

    • Caitlin Simmonds EDMONTON, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      Education of all children is important to me, and when this issue was addressed to me I thought my signature could make a difference.

    • John Maletich DEMAREST, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is a political attack on public education.

    • Roberta Bernhard MONTCLAIR, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      This country follows democratic principals, and public schools keep those principals alive.

    • laura Baker NEWARK, NJ
      • about 2 years ago



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