The following 20 bills were introduced last week. AFTNJ is analyzing the bills to determine our positions. The bills are presented here for informational purposes.Read more
By John Mooney
Concerns being raised on both sides of aisle about who is being tested and how the results will be used
As New Jersey moves closer to a new generation of statewide testing, that progress is being paced by several bills looking to put some controls — or cautions — on the new exams.…Read more
By Star-Ledger Editorial Board
For millennials in a cruel economy, a bachelor’s degree is hardly optional. College grads earn better salaries, and are less vulnerable to unemployment and poverty. Higher education is grotesquely expensive — particularly in New Jersey — but the cost of not going to college is worse.
Pity, then, the double-barreled misery of students who start college but don’t finish — leaving school with crushing debt but no degree.…Read more
By Gary Cohn
The nomination of Ted Mitchell to the Department of Ed. is a clear indication of just how cozy this administration plans to get with the corporate reform crowd.
The nomination of Californian Ted Mitchell to the number two position at the U.S. Department of Education is the latest indication that proponents of school privatization are continuing to gain influence over the Obama administration’s education policy.…Read more