Civil Rights Complaint from Franklin C.A.R.E.S. and the Latino Coalition of New Jersey

Introduction:

This is a civil rights complaint brought on behalf of Franklin C.A.R.E.S., a group of concerned parents of Franklin Township Public School students, and the Latino Coalition of New Jersey (“LCNJ”), a civil rights organization. We wish to draw attention to the pattern of segregation created by the charter schools in Franklin Township and New Jersey state policies that have fostered the creation of segregated charter schools across the state. Franklin Township is one of the worst cases of such segregation.

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We request that the federal Department of Education and the federal Department of Justice investigate the implementation of New Jersey charter school policies and the impact they have had on creating segregated learning environments across the state. We also ask that the federal DOE and the federal DOJ investigate and take action on the specific cases in Franklin Township in Somerset County New Jersey involving Central Jersey College Prep [CJCP] and Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School [TEESCS].

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