Quote of the Day

The Star-Ledger Editorial Board comments on the recent Kean University Poll:

The recent poll reflected that conviction [for real change]. It highlighted strong voter support for a bipartisan school reform agenda that’s sure to be one of the hottest topics in Trenton this year. Two of the biggest proposals — using student test scores to evaluate teacher performance and awarding teachers raises based on merit — both got high marks...

We cannot use statewide success as an excuse to ignore that growing demand, or the 100,000 kids in bad schools who still deserve something better. Voters have called for change, and our legislators must answer.