OPINION

01/20/15

Ethics complaint filed against Rutgers professor

 Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, published a study in October entitled “New Jersey Charter Schools: A Data-Driven View.” On Monday, the NJ Charter School Association filed an ethics complaint against Rubin in response to her study.The complaint, filed with New Jersey State Ethics Commission, charged Rub... Read more >

01/15/15

Give N.J.'s new PARCC tests a chance

 As the calendar has now turned to 2015 and New Jersey students are getting ready to take the new PARCC tests, let’s take a closer look at what distinguishes the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career from the NJASK and HSPA, the standardized tests that New Jersey students have been taking for years.New Jersey has had a long history of establishing state standard... 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.