Sunday Leftovers

The Courier Post explains why the 2% cap on municipal and school district tax increases isn’t exactly 2%.

NJ Spotlight looks at the new Farleigh Dickinson poll regarding the Common Core and data-driven teacher evaluations.

EdWeek looks at states that have dropped out from the Common Core due to political pressure:  “the early pattern suggests that the common standards could undergo some relatively minor changes but still persist in states where opposition has led to high-profile bills and big headlines…there is little sign and not a great deal of precedent that the states backing away from the common core, or considering doing so, will ultimately produce anything that is truly different from those standards.”

Robert A. Kull of PlanSmartNJ opines on ways to improve the state’s school funding formula.

In Lakewood Public Schools, according to the Asbury Park Press, “most township children will continue to ride buses to school in the fall, thanks to a last-minute deal to preserve courtesy busing that was struck Tuesday by school district and private school leaders.”

Press of Atlantic City: "The state Board of Examiners has revoked the licenses of four area teachers, including the 2001 Teacher of the Year at the Cumberland County Technical Education Center who had an inappropriate relationship with a student."

ICYMI, here’s the link to Campbell Brown’s appearance on the Colbert Report.

Chester Finn steps down from the top slot at Fordham Foundation and reviews the education landscape in 2014.