N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s education task force raised eyebrows yesterday when its report detailed plans to link teacher evaluations with student test scores. Chris Christie has commended the report, but acknowledged the need for two things most of his initiatives lack: patience and money.
As NewsWorks partner N.J. Spotlight reports, Christie says the administration “can find the $10 million” Education Commission Chris Cerf said would be needed to implement the panel’s full policy. The report also calls for teacher training, state data assessment and more thorough evaluations, all of which Christie said he understands will take time.
Christie, though, remains on the outs with the New Jersey Education Association, which has already disagreed with the plan to tie evaluations with test scores and has not been included in the task force.