New Jersey ranks second in the nation in student achievement in our public schools but we rank last in having the largest gap between the best schools and the worse. My experience leads me to believe we are also at the top of spending not getting into the classroom. Click here to see my views on Cutting Waste In Government Spending.
- I would focus on supporting wrap around community schools in low income neighborhoods that would provide family services from pre-natal to three years old, the most important time in the development of a child’s ability to learn.
- On Charter Schools, I would make them accountable by the same standards that are applied to district schools.
- Also, I would hold harmless for three years state aid to schools losing students to a charter school so adjustments could be made by the sending schools which otherwise would immediately lose state aid.