The article below was reprinted word for word from the njea Association newspaper for May 2011
Governor creates mandate task force
Governor Chris Christie has signed yet another executive order, this one creating the Education Transformation Task Force. The group has been asked to study education regulaltions with an eye toward giving greater flexibility to administrators.
The task force is charged with completing a comprehensive and thorough review of all current administrative regulations that affect public education and providing recommendations to the governor that further the goals of:
- increasing quality of instruction and academic acheivement for students
- improving teaching and educator effectiveness within schools
- improving the saftey and well-being of students
- sensibly eliminating or reforming those regulations that are found to be unnecessary, overly burdensome, or not conducive to an efficient and flexible classroom environment