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That’s the views of luminaries such as Diane Ravitch and Bob Braun. In my column today at WHYY’s Newsworks I consider the question.
Last week Gov. Christie nominated Paymon Rouhanifard as Camden City’s new school superintendent. On Monday the State Board of Education confirmed Christie’s choice, and now Rouhanifard will embark on his efforts to turn around N.J.’s lowest-performing school district.
While Rouhanifard has many admirers in the world of public education, he has attracted critics who charge that he’s inexperienced and too closely associated with charter schools and other elements of education reform.
But the loudest rebukes focus on one specific data point on Rouhanifard’s resume: he’s only 32 years old.
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