New Non-Profit Launches With “Bullish” Outlook on Newark’s Education Future
As public education in Newark undergoes another major transition, a new non-profit organization is launching with a bold vision for what’s possible. The organization, named the New Jersey Children’s Foundation (NJCF), intends to show the rest of the nation that cities can move past the acrimony and us-versus-them politics of education reform to create systems of district and charter schools working together to improve opportunities for ALL children.Read More
Shhh. Here’s a secret, education advocate says. Newark’s schools are actually doing really well.
The national media can’t stop talking about Cory Booker’s record as a champion for Newark’s public schools — but too many get the story flat wrong. “Cory Booker has a school choice problem,” writes New York Magazine. The Los Angeles Times says Booker’s past support for charter schools “could shadow” Booker’s campaign. And Vox writes that “reform opponents and supporters fight bitterly to this day about whether Booker’s overhaul failed or succeeded.”Read More