The plan, aimed at strengthening the state’s pool of teacher candidates, is to require a “B” average to get a teaching certificate.
The state found Ron Tuitt once urinated in a classroom trash can, sometimes urinated in a plastic bottle and asked students to take his waste to the boys’ bathroom and flush it, and let students sit in his motorized wheelchair.
As New Jersey’s acting education commissioner, Christopher Cerf is charged with carrying out Gov. Chris Christie’s plans to overhaul some aspects of the state’s public education system.
According to Gov. Chris Christie, the biggest problem in education in New Jersey is comfort.
New Jersey’s new education commissioner is proposing sweeping reforms that could change the way teachers are hired and fired – even those who are tenured.
Christopher Cerf praised New Jersey’s education system but says the gap between students of economic privilege and those born into poverty remains “a shameful problem.”
The Education Department has been led by an acting commissioner since Christie fired Bret Schundler in August after the state lost $400 million in federal education aid.