Tag: 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

Women don’t love Hillary (and she knows it)

By Alyssa LaFage | The Save Jersey Blog In a recent op-ed penned for the women’s fashion and style website Refinery29, Hillary Clinton attempted to connect with young women by letting them know that she “sees” them. Well, Save Jerseyans, Read More

Fact-checking 5 claims from Christie’s debate

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Let’s make this simple, Save Jerseyans…. (1) Concealed Carry expansion? Technically true.  While it’s true that Governor Christie openly opposed national reciprocity for concealed carry permits back in 2011, more recently, he approved 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

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

Ledger snubs former reporter’s viral PARCC story

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s funny what passes for news these days, Save Jerseyans. Right now, as of this writing, the top story on NJ.com concerns a man whose family vacation was allegedly ruined by a Read More

Christie: “I’m not gonna kill PARCC before we even take PARCC”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Despite moderating his rhetoric in support of the Common Core curriculum standards, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie defiantly refused to condemn controversial PARCC testing at Wednesday’s town hall appearance in Fair Lawn. “We are Read More