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ERIC Number: ED167500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Thorough and Efficient Education and Teacher Tenure in New Jersey.
The ramifications of a decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court that legislation shall provide for the maintenance and support of a "thorough and efficient" system of free public education for all children in the state from ages 5 to 18 are discussed. Salient points made by the court in the decision are examined, and ensuing reactions from the state legislators and education associations are cited. The following resultant problems are described: (1) defining a "thorough and efficient" system of education was found to be difficult; (2) legislation on tax allocations for school districts was delayed because of disagreements between different school districts; (3) arguments arose on the subject of teacher accountability and evaluation; (4) the State Department of Education took major financial decisions away from local school boards; (5) questions arose on the subject of teacher tenure, employment, and certification; and (6) a demand for a commission to study the process of teacher education evoked strong objections from education associations. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Emerson Education Association, NJ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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