With the worsening teacher shortage in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill that eliminates state-mandated tests for those who want to teach.
The new law removes mandatory testing for prospective teachers. The Education Teacher Performance Assessment is no longer mandatory.
Opponents say this could force more parents to pull their kids from NJ public schools.
Some will home school their kids. Others scrape together enough to send kids to private school.
For school year 2022-23, Ventnor sends 128 students to Atlantic City high school. That’s a drop of 33 students from last year’s count.
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Critics of the Education Teacher Performance Assessment test say it’s a financial burden for would-be teachers.
Testing potential teachers discriminates against low-income students, increasing racial inequities among teacher candidates.
The largest teachers union in NJ calls the test requirement for potential teachers unnecessary.
Critics say removing the test will increase number of unqualified candidates in the NJ teacher hiring pool.
The NJEA, New Jersey Education Association, said hundreds of formerly unqualified teachers are now eligible for certification.
Clicking HERE to see Spring standardized tests. New Jersey among last to release results.
Drew: NJ has gotten worse. Remove funding from the state and place it with the parent and child where it belongs.
Increase of school violence and controversial curriculum for young children. Teachers increasingly threatened by students. Alleged student crimes not reported to local police.
Ventnor & Margate do not provide ZOOM access to School Board meetings. Recordings not available on YouTube.
It’s no wonder schoolboards don’t provide ZOOM access to their meetings.