• The NJ Dept of Education is frantically trying to sell the Common Core and PARCC testing. Each day, the number of parents inquiring about opting out and sending their opt out letters grows. The state is trying to play both sides up the middle. In low performing districts, they are clear that opting out is not an option. In high performing…[Read more]

    • Jean, you’re doing a fantastic job of keeping other New Jerseyans informed! Thank you! Let’s share the link for this group where other pro-public ed parents hang out!

  • Jean Schutt posted an update in the group Group logo of New Jersey School NewsNew Jersey School News 3 months ago

    In NYC, Campbell Brown just helped parents file suit against teacher tenure a la Vargara…

  • Jean Schutt posted an update in the group Group logo of New Jersey School NewsNew Jersey School News 3 months ago

    Now that I’m reading my previous post, Christie’s name isn’t Fukatardus Stupendus, although that fits too, it is Fukatardus Supremus. Maybe Arne Duncan should be Fukatardus Stupendus.

  • Jean Schutt posted an update in the group Group logo of New Jersey School NewsNew Jersey School News 3 months ago

    So a Facebook friend coined this name for our bully Governor: Fukatardus Studpendus. So Fukatardus Stupendus cut a deal with the NJ Senate so that he would not have to veto the bills below. Instead, he issued an executive order calling for a reduction in the percentage of the weight of the test scores for teacher evaluation, from 30 to 10% this…[Read more]

  • The NJ Senate is hearing arguments regarding 2 year delay of stakes for PARCC and a call for the formation of a committee to look into the Common Core. It is not what we want, but it is a step in the right direction. They hope to vote before leaving for the summer. Even if the Senate approves the bill, we expect our Bully Governor Christie to…[Read more]

  • The NJ Senate is hearing arguments regarding 2 year delay of stakes for PARCC and a call for the formation of a committee to look into the Common Core. It is not what we want, but it is a step in the right direction. They hope to vote before leaving for the summer. Even if the Senate approves the bill, we expect our Bully Governor Christie to…[Read more]

    • A two year moratorium on high stakes would buy you time to push back. As you said, not outright victory but an important pivot!

      Good to know. Please do keep posting NJ news! Chris Christie is a bully.