New Jersey’s charter school movement was born in the late 1990s, with David Hespe – now interim superintendent in Willingboro public schools – as commissioner in those first years. Hespe said that although the state’s charter school law was a product of compromise, he wished he had done more to provide charter schools more autonomy.
“I would have liked to give them greater freedom to put together contracts and curricula than they have,” Hespe said. “And certainly providing them with facilities’ incentives would have been a great idea.”
Source: 2010, NJ Spotlight