Quote of the DayNovember 20, 2009
Quote of the DayNovember 22, 2009
PolitickerNJ reports that Governor-Elect Christie has named Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University, Chair of the Education Subcommittee for his transition team. Here’s a 2007 New York Times profile which describes her as ”brilliantly opportunistic” and a ”populist educator with an intense social mission.”
Today’s Asbury Park Press recommends some financial savings ideas for Christie, including one from James W. Hughes, a Rutgers University public policy expert: “Hughes said one idea that could be floated would be to put all state’s teachers under one state contract, and make that a stipulation of districts receiving state aid.”
The Atlantic City Press has a database with information on every N.J. school district’s level of poverty.
In Loch Arbour, the ritzy seaside village where the new School Funding Reform Act raised per pupil costs from $13K to $68K per year (Loch Arbour is a sending district to Ocean Township and school taxes are based on ratables), an incoming Trustee proposes some solutions.
Alexandria School District in Hunterdon County is looking at out-sourcing custodians to save money, reports the Star-Ledger.
At Freehold Regional School District, one of Superintendent Frank Wasser’s compadres in the diploma mill scam wants her title and pay-bump back.