Howie Beigelman, OU Deputy Director of Public Policy stated:
“We are grateful to the outgoing Governor, Jon Corzine, for keeping his word, as are families across New Jersey, for whom this will be a fitting legacy and capstone to the Governor’s tenure.”
The commission is chaired by Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-36) and Dr. George Corwell, Director of Education for the NJ Catholic Conference and will issue its recommendations in June 2010. It will determine what services and funding the schools and students are entitled to and how to ensure they get them. As well, the commission will recommend to the Governor and the Legislature proposed changes in law or regulation to better serve all of New Jersey's students.
Mr. Beigelman further stated:
“Gary Schaer is a committed advocate and no one knows New Jersey's education landscape better than George Corwell. Once we have their recommendations, we look forward to partnering with the Governor-elect Christie and the Legislature to implement them.”