Sunday, December 15, 2013

12-15-13 Jersey Jazzman

Jersey Jazzman:

Will the Star-Ledger Editorial Board EVER Get Education Right?
Once again, the Star-Ledger's editorial board can't get the basic facts about education correct; this time, it's the Newark teachers contract:Under the new system, 190 of the best teachers have received merit pay bonuses so far, in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $12,500. The greater bonuses went to those teaching hard-to-staff subjects, or in the lowest-performing schools. When you add up these pe

12-14-13 Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All Week mark as readWhat Planet Do the StudentsFirst People Live On?No, gentle reader, this did not come from The Onion:User Actions  FollowStudentsFirstNYVerified account‏@StudentsFirstNYBecause of #CommonCore, kids in Bed-Stuy will be able to compete in the same global economy as kids in wealthy suburban districts....7:15 PM - 10 Dec 13Silly me: I actually