The real story behind this story of a possible Hebrew charter school in Bergen County, New Jersey is that 50 charter school applications are being reviewed throughout the state, more than in any other year.

This has led some experts to believe that charter schools are being thought of as less than a nuisance, and more of a help in statewide efforts to address different learning needs. Read more from the news story below:

In all, there are 50 applications in the latest bid for charters, a bumper crop for a movement that has been slow to grow since the state started granting charters in 1996. About 26,000 students attend 73 charters in the state, a small fraction of the 1.4 million public school students

But the number is expected to grow substantially under the Christie AdministrationGovernor Christie, which whose administration has made school choice a priority in its school reform efforts.

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