Education reform’s latest battleground, Common Core, was in the spotlight at NJSCERA’s expert-packed conference on October 21st at Middlesex County College. Former Governor Thomas Kean presented the keynote address on the history of standards in New Jersey. He stressed the urgency to set world class standards to prepare today’s students for college and careers beyond high school graduation. Other national and state education experts weighed in on the challenges to implementation and the politics of Common Core during two panel discussions. The panels were moderated by Michael Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and John Mooney, founder and education writer for NJ Spotlight. Several New Jersey legislators, including Senator Steve Sweeney, Assemblyman Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, offered their views on the Common Core Standards.
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