Before the suburban charter backlash gained momentum, a handful of suburban charters managed to open their doors. We have seen the kind of dramatic upheaval this has caused in community after community, when parents and residents realize that local tax dollars are diverted to charters that serve only a small fraction of a town's children. More often than not it is the lack of local control over these decisions that really gets everyone's blood boiling.
In the case of Hatikvah, we have seen lawsuits back and forth between the district and the charter. The district initially sued claiming that Hatikvah had not met enrollment requirements, and the courts said, "Meh."
And then two East Brunswick women (full disclosure, I know both well as we are organizers for Save Our