On January 22, 2019, The Asbury Park Press published a piece by Amanda Oglesby regarding the recent state appellate court decision on New Jersey assessment and graduation requirements. The article quoted JerseyCAN Executive Director Patricia Morgan:

Patricia Morgan, executive director of JerseyCAN, an organization that supports standardized testing of students, said the state should continue using objective statewide assessments in order to protect the credibility of New Jersey’s high school diploma.

Otherwise, “you run the risk of students being socially promoted through high school… whether they’re really college and career ready,” Morgan said.

Morgan said she did support a legislative fix, one that protected the students who had already met the graduation requirements through PARCC.

“We do need the (Education) Department and essentially the Legislature to look at this issue quickly, so there is some guidance to students parents and families on this issue,” she said.

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