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Stop Shutting Parents Out! SPAN Testifies at NJ State Board of Education

on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 19:59

On January 16, SPAN's Director of Institutional Policy, Peg Kinsell, offered testimony at the NJ State Board of Education meeting.  She shared the huge concerns we have about the Education Transformation Task Force, its process and recommendations, and also the State Board's rush to ram the changes through without giving parents and advocates a voice in the decision-making.  Our testimony is below:

SPAN is deeply concerned about the process for accepting and/or implementing the recommendations of the Education Transformation Task Force Report.

NJ Education "Transformation" Report Creates Concern for Parents & Advocates

on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 14:09

When a task force that includes no parents, no students and no advocates issues a report on education "transformation," parents and advocates express skepticism and concern.