About

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“New Jersey’s current public school system is failing our students and bankrupting our great state.  For too long the unions have suffocated the education system and the tax payer.  The funding must follow the student and each child, regardless of income, should be entitled to a voucher that may be applied to any school of their parent’s choosing.  Let’s remove education from the union controlled bureaucracy and return it to the parents!”

Sara Rosengarten, Educate Jersey Founder

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Our Mission

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Educate Jersey is committed to raising awareness of the current education crisis facing New Jersey.  We are here to bring transparency to the legislation currently pending in Trenton and  act as a resource for concerned members of the community.  Further, we will be providing information on successful school choice systems in other states that we could apply in New Jersey.  Additionally, we want to create a environment conducive to brainstorming reforms both at the legislative and individual level.  We need to work together to create real reform in Trenton.  

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Our History

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In 2011, Sara Rosengarten was a 3L in Rutgers School of Law- Newark and a fellow with the Eagleton Institute of Politics.  During spring semester she received the Republican nomination to run for Assembly in the 36th District of New Jersey.  She knew that she had an uphill battle ahead of her, being the Republican candidate in a district viewed as a Democratic stronghold, so she chose to use her campaign as a platform to address the education crisis in New Jersey.  The candidacy enabled her to speak with thousands of individuals in Northern New Jersey and view first hand the difficulties parents and students were having with the current education system.  She witnessed failing school districts in urban areas whose parents did not have the financial means to extricate their children.  She spoke with parents struggling to send their children to private school and pay their exorbitant property taxes so as to not send their children to the failing, dangerous, mismanaged public school systems.  She also viewed legislation in Trenton set forth to address the crisis.  After an in depth analysis of the two current bills in the Legislature, The Opportunity Scholarship Act and The Parental Rights Program Act, one realizes education reform in New Jersey can be a reality.

This blog is the result of the 2011 campaign in District 36.  It is here to take the campaign’s message of education reform to the next level.  This is the next step.

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