Tag: common core

Bill to limit N.J. standardized testing passes Assembly Panel

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Your little Save Jerseyans might get to spend more time learning instead of test-taking next year. Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce’s A-3079 was approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday; if it becomes law, the Read More

Christie walking back support for Common Core?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s decision to reevaluate PARCC testing is nothing new, Save Jerseyans, but his rhetoric where the inextricably-linked Common Core issue is concerned has definitely changed.  In case you missed it, Read More

Christie: immigration reform “not the first priority” for next Congress (VIDEO)

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some well-deserved post-election chest-thumping (and a few other items of interest – immigration reform, Common Core, etc.) from Thursday’s monthly ‘Ask the Governor’ segment on NJ 101.5. Tons of sound bites to Read More

Guv Promises New PARCC Approach

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Both sides of the aisle have big problems with Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing, Save Jerseyans, so during an under-reported exchange at last week’s town hall meeting in Haddon Heights, Read More

Assembly Puts Brakes On Common Core

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If I told you that the Democrat-dominated New Jersey Assembly voted 72-4 this week to slow down the pace of Common Core State Standards implementation, Save Jerseyans, you’d probably feel the urge to get your eyes checked. But Read More

Ledger Ed Board Goes Overboard

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There was a time and place where the worst you could say about the Star-Ledger editorial board was that it had a hopelessly liberal bent. Sure it was annoying. Still, there’s nothing particularly unique about Read More