Sunday LeftoversJanuary 12, 2014
New WHYY Post: StudentsFirst Grades NJ’s Ed Reform PoliciesJanuary 14, 2014
Here’s how it starts (minus some stats in the first paragraph):
It’s an old problem: New Jersey has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country…Education reform discussions in New Jersey pivot on this inequity. Students are assigned to schools based on where their parents can afford to live. Those granite countertops and wine cellars in Millburn come accessorized with top-notch public schools; we buy our way into academic nirvana.
Either you stake your ante on voluntary municipal consolidation (forgive the cynicism, but that’s a pipedream in a state that genuflects to local control) or you look for other forms of school choice that allow children to cross those hallowed district boundaries.
Read the rest here.