New Jersey Rules (at least with ed reform)

TNTP, progenitor of the seminal “Widget Effect,” has this to say about how some states are bypassing  D.C. flaccidity (sorry) to produce meaningful education reform:
And in New Jersey, Democratic Sen. Teresa Ruiz built a bipartisan coalition and won the public support of GOP Gov. Chris Christie to pass the TEACHNJ Act, New Jersey’s most extensive education reforms in more than 100 years. Her argument: a stronger profession means more learning for kids, particularly in low-income communities. The law established a new teacher evaluation system and ties tenure to teachers’ performance in the classroom—controversial moves that were nonetheless passed unanimously.