In all our years and roles in education, we've experienced firsthand almost every challenge facing our public school students. We've also seen many educational reforms that purport to solve those challenges come and go with varying levels of success. Roy led the first ever National Goals Panel on education in the 80s, and focused on education as chair of the National Governors Associat... Read more >
Film director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” among many others) set out to learn about closing America’s achievement gap in academic performance between underprivileged minority kids and their better-off peers. The result is Shyamalan’s book “I Got Schooled,” which we heartily recommend as a comprehensive and readable study of best practices that a... Read more >
B4NJKids (B4K) is an independent voice for common-sense education reform in New Jersey. B4K stands for the proposition that the first priority of the New Jersey public school system must be the best interests of New Jersey students, not the special interests that dominate the status quo. To this end, every class must have an effective teacher and every school an effective principal, and teachers and principals should be given the necessary training and resources to be effective. Public policy and all administrative and personnel policies should support these goals. Parents must be empowered with access to data and other information to hold educators, leaders and elected officials accountable for their performance.