The NJEA’s shift on charter schools is emblematic of its struggles with shifting situation in education in the state and beyondLaura WatersLast Thursday, the New Jersey Senate Education Committee heard testimony on Sen. Teresa Ruiz’s new charter school bill. One of the lobbyists there was New Jersey Education Association President Wendell Steinhauer and as he approached the podium you ... Read more >
School superintendents confirm that raising standards is the right thing for kids At last, common sense about the Common Core. Vilified by opportunistic politicians and condemned by some fearful parents, New York’s new educational standards have gotten a huge thumbs up from the state’s school administrators.An overwhelming 83% of district superintendents said the Core is having 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.