From The Blog
by Janellen Duffy
As we look ahead to the Assembly hearing tomorrow and budget negotiations for the next several months, it is clear that many questions remain about how we, as a State, should be moving forward to create an equitable system that optimizes funding for our schools.
Great Schools Change Everything
Launched in March 2013, JerseyCAN: The New Jersey Campaign for Achievement Now is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a high-quality education for all New Jersey kids, regardless of their address. We help create learning environments that best meet every child’s need by focusing our work on starting earlier, expanding choices, aiming higher, cultivating talent and reaching everyone.
New Jersey suffers from one of the largest achievement gaps in the country. To address this most urgent issue, we need multiple partners pushing strongly for evidence-based reform that will yield the best results for students. JerseyCAN is a new and critical partner in this work. The organization will help promote best practices from across the state and country and elevate the vision for what’s possible in New Jersey education.Kathleen Nugent, New Jersey State Director of Democrats for Education Reform
At NJ BAEO, we’re focused on making sure all children specifically from low-income and working class communities have access to high-quality educational options by supporting school choice policies. To achieve this goal, we are proud to partner with a respected statewide education advocacy organization like JerseyCAN. We've worked together on a number of initiatives such as parent advocacy training classes and parent day at the State House in Trenton to make sure more parent voices are heard in the discussion about high-quality school options.Lavar Young, Newark City Director, Black Alliance for Educational Options