As the school year comes to a close for students across New Jersey it is easy to set aside concerns over the safety and well-being of our state’s students and instead focus on the joy and freedom of summer.
But tonight marks an important milestone for more than 150,000 New Jersey school children lawmakers consider legislation that will allocate a record amount of funding for the safety of non-public school children.
Without this necessary funding – which even at the unprecedented level the legislature will consider tonight amounts to just half what is allocated to public school students for security – our state’s non-public school students remain at risk.
One need only look at recent headlines from Orlando and even more recently Germany to understand that as divisiveness in our world grows, we become less safe. No one wants to go through life afraid of the next attack, however, only through vigilance can we ensure our safety and that of our children.