Back to the drawing board in New Jersey on Public vs. Private debate

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by Jeff Fisher

The New Jersey State Commissioner of Education David Hespe has overturned a vote earlier this month that separated public and non-public schools in football and wrestling.  Hespe sent the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and its membership back to the drawing board by saying the vote in early December “take away the NJSIAA’s ability to develop full schedules for non- elite non-public schools that are appropriately matched with public schools in their region.”

Related: Vote splits publics and privates

The vote to split football was 215-to-128, while the vote to split wrestling was 216-to-121.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.