Education Panel on Teacher Assessment Set for Saturday

One of the biggest challenges in the debate over how to fix ailing schools is the question of how to assess teachers. To address this, a panel consisting of members of New Jersey’s teacher’s union, a Department of Education rep, and others from education reform groups are coming together for a free panel discussion on Saturday, May 12th from 9:30am – 11:30am at City Hall (280 Grove Street).

The panel is sponsored in part by Parents for Progress, a group that formed to support three candidate endorsed by Ward E Councilman Steve Fulop.

“Looking toward the future of Jersey City, I know that improving the school system is going to be the cornerstone of reducing crime, increasing employment opportunities, improving property values, and providing a path to success for all children,” Fulop wrote in a mass email encouraging residents to attend.

“I believe this kind of diverse partnership–between educators, administrators, parents, public officials, and the community–is the key to unlocking the huge potential we have here in Jersey City,” he continued.

Education journalist John Mooney will be moderating the debate.

Matt Hunger

is a former staff writer for the Jersey City Independent.