Officials suspended James Lang without pay from his tenured job as an English teacher at Fords Middle School 20 months ago.
At the signing, the governor said the goal was simple. “That the excellence in most of the schools in New Jersey is extended to all of the schools in New Jersey,” he said.
The State Senate passed the education reform package in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday. Now, it’s in the hands of the House, which has until tomorrow at midnight to pass it.
Of the more than 5,200 teachers who received decisions this year, 58 percent were granted tenure, down from 89 percent last year and 94 percent the year before that.
Gov. Chris Christie To Partner With Founder Of Harlem Children’s Zone As Part Of Education Reform Push
Christie and Geoffrey Canada will outline a partnership for Paterson and discuss expanding the administration’s work with HCZ in other New Jersey communities.
Christie is sending proposals to the legislature that would change teacher tenure and evaluations and introduce merit pay.
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.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie outlined his accomplishments and his future agenda in his first state of the state address on Tuesday.
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.
Most of the money went to police officers who decided to end their careers.
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Teachers will have to earn tenure by showing they have improved the performance of their students for two straight years and get a high rating from their principals and superintendents.