“The compromise that was reached today does not negate the necessity to enact legislation. It lacks clarity on how to proceed with regulations that will align with the statute. There is not a test that currently exists that can be employed for current high school students that meets the interpretation of the current law. There is as much urgency now to move forward with legislation to provide clarity in the field today as there was before this compromise was reached. All this does is create more unanswered questions.”
Better Education for Kids, Inc.(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.
Launched in 2013, JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit organization that advocates for all students across the state to have access to high-quality schools. We work to improve policies and programs to support equity and excellence in New Jersey education. For more information, visit www.jerseycan.org.