OPINION

09/15/14

Liberating Indianapolis Schools From District Control

An innovative new law grants some schools autonomy and even exempts them from a collective-bargaining pact.IndianapolisOne of the biggest challenges facing America today is the lackluster state of the K-12 education system. More than half of American workers are not prepared for today's jobs and therefore are condemned to declining wages, with dire implications for the economy and for individuals'... Read more >

09/12/14

OP-ED: LET GREAT SCHOOLS THRIVE INCLUDING NONPROFIT PUBLIC CHARTERS

The goal of a rich educational experience is to prepare students for college, career, and lifeNeerav KingslandThere is one question that can cut through the hyperbole of most education reform debates.If a school provides a well-rounded, academically rigorous education that prepares children to live meaningful, successful lives should this school be allowed to expand to serve more students?The answ... 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.