Legislature Tries to Address Perceived Decline of Local Control

Here's today's WHYY Newsworks column:
Summer's lethargy is nearly upon us, but the New Jersey Legislature is steaming ahead, at least in the arena of public education.

On the Statehouse agenda are three bill proposals that, in the eyes of some lawmakers and lobbyists, address the decline of N.J.'s cherished tradition of local control. In particular, these bills propose to slow down the use of centralized standardized tests to evaluate teachers, to eliminate state-mandated superintendent salary caps, and to require local community input when school closings are on the table. 
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