Newark school reform efforts take turn for the better
A great Newark Star-Ledger editorial:
The fight over school reform in Newark took a decisive turn yesterday when an impressive range of the city's civic leaders locked arms with Superintendent Cami Anderson to support her plan.
This was the moment that reformers had been waiting for, a decisive political boost that gives Anderson's effort the oxygen it will need to survive the inevitable push back from the status quo.
Anderson's plan is full of good, common sense. She has pushed the debate beyond the stale fight about money, which is no longer the central issue in Newark, and turned a spotlight instead on student performance.