|Some members of the Kids First Hoboken Board of Education |
who inherited a high school in 2009 recognized for excellence by
New Jersey Monthly and US News and World Report.
Here is what the State of New Jersey's Department of Education has to say about Hoboken High School- now under the leadership of the political group known as "Kids First" for the last 4 years:
This school's academic performance significantly lags in comparison to schools across the state. Additionally, its academic performance lags in comparison to its peers. This school' college and career readiness lags in comparison to schools across the state. Additionally, its college and career readiness is about average when compared to its peers. This schools's graduation and post-secondary performance lags in comparison to schools across the state. Additionally, its graduation and post-secondary readiness lags in comparison to its peers. - NJ Dept of EducationAfter 4 years of Kids First majority leadership, the picture at Hoboken High School is substantially different and not for the better. Is the teachers? No, essentially, the same teachers are there. Is it the students? Well, there are now 8th graders in the high school and a fair amount of students from Jersey City (policy decisions made by Kids First) but there is no evidence that these students are any different than students from 4 years ago.
What is different is that Hoboken High School has had 4 principals in 3 years. What is different is the district has had 4 superintendents in 3 1/2 years. What is different is the influx of interim administrators and permanent administrators with little to no experience in either Hudson County or the City of Hoboken.
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