June 7, 2023

Real Social Justice Warriors Would Keep This Test

On Monday the New Jersey Assembly Community Development and Affairs passed a bill that eliminates the high school graduation qualifying test currently called the NJGPA. […]
April 27, 2023

Murphy vs. Christie: When Education Politics Works for Kids—and When it Doesn’t

Public education, by definition, is political. After all, the Greek word polis refers to forms of power relations among individuals and city-states; when you’re dealing […]
April 20, 2023

Will the State Senate Really Privilege Politics Over the Needs of 60,000 Students?

A bill that would provide facilities funding equity for public charter schools is stuck in legislative limbo. The stakes are high:  New Jersey’s charters, heavily […]
April 18, 2023

Asbury Park Third-Graders Need More Than Phonics To Learn to Read: Here’s What We’re Missing

In the wake of Tapinto Newark’s damning analysis of Newark district students’ exceedingly low levels of literacy—just 3% of third-graders at Avon Elementary School are […]
April 11, 2023

We’re Depressed. Is Our Obsession with Wokeness Part of the Problem?

A recent poll out from the Wall Street Journal and NORC-University of Chicago gives a grim view of how Americans view their financial, cultural, and […]
February 22, 2023

Just One More Thing About New Jersey Teachers’ Lack of Diversity

The Star-Ledger’s Tina Kelley has an excellent piece on the lack of Black and brown teachers in New Jersey. While our student body is increasingly […]