OPINION

02/26/15

KYRILLOS: Don't be fooled by the noise: PARCC benefits kids

 When I think about policies that affect education in New Jersey, I immediately think of fellow parents who want their children to live happy, healthy lives and to have access to countless opportunities. Our common dream is for our children to be provided with the best possible education to succeed in whatever path they choose: college or a career.For students who attend college, poor prepara... Read more >

02/26/15

JUST WHEN NJ STUDENTS ARE MAKING PROGRESS, SOME FOLKS WANT TO SLOW THEM DOWN

A quick look at the past decade demonstrates that kids who aren’t tested are kids who don’t countKati HaycockThis month, intense conversations about testing are underway in both Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. While each is being stoked by a relentless attack on testing from teachers unions, those conversations otherwise couldn’t be more different.Why? Because in Washington, th... Read more >

 

MISSION

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.