N.J. education task force to hold public hearings

July 11, 2011

TRENTON — New Jersey wants some public input on how the state regulates its schools.
The Governor's Education Transformation Task Force plans a public hearing Monday in Pittsgrove and another Tuesday at Seton Hall University in South Orange.

The task force wants to know about regulations not required by law that are harming creativity or innovation, as well as new ideas for accountability and improving results.

The task force is preparing a series of reports to be submitted to Gov. Chris Christie, who has said education reform is a top priority now that the state's budget for next year has been signed.

School funding, charter schools and teacher merit pay have all been hot topics recently in Trenton.