Category: Common Core

Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a press release. “Under Read More

N.J. triples weight of PARCC results in teacher evaluations

TRENTON — The results of controversial standardized tests that many New Jersey students have yet to pass will carry three times as much weight in some teacher’s evaluations this school year, the state announced Wednesday. Teachers in grades 4-8 whose Read More

Christie abandons Common Core: “it’s simply not working”

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog No more than mere weeks away from an anticipated presidential campaign launch, Governor Chris Christie’s long retreat from Common Core just reached the next level Thursday afternoon during remarks on New Jersey academic standards at the Burlington Read More

VIDEO: 14-year old demolishes PARCC test before Senate committee

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We saw it before during the great ammo magazine ban debate, Save Jerseyans: Youngsters routinely have more sense than legislators. The latest example: on Monday, shortly before the legislature advanced measures designed Read More

Christie can’t afford to ignore PARCC spying scandal

By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog There has been steadily growing concern about the impact PARCC testing will have on education in New Jersey, Save Jerseyans. Local groups such as the Concerned Citizens of New Jersey have been Read More