|Kids First incumbents seeking Re-Election |
based on their claim of "continued educational
improvement for all children in the district"
Now there is even more data on the "continued educational improvement for all children in the district" but this time it comes in the form of the annual violence and vandalism report mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education. I'll leave it to others to decide whether the following data satisfies their notion of continued improvement. But, I believe these numbers are due in no small part to Kids First policy decisions that have led to high administrative turnover in the schools, high administrative turnover in the district, and not funding programs focusing on school safety. -Dr. Petrosino
The 2011-2012 Commissioner’s Annual Report to the Education Committee of the Senate and General Assembly on Violence, Vandalism, and Substance Abuse in New Jersey Schools was released in October 2012 by Commissioner Christopher D. Cerf.
* Keep in mind, you cannot go by totals only. You need to account for the size of the district as well (incidents per student). If you do not, the bigger districts will almost always have more total number of incidents. Generally, "incidents per 100 students" is a reasonable and acceptable way to communicate results such as these in educational research and policy.
Here is the latest data from 2012-2013...totals for 2012-13 (69) are not significantly different that 2011-12 (70).
"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job..."
Photo: Published in an online story by The Jersey Journal/NJ.COM by Charles Hack, September 21, 2013