Public schools

NJ Considers Easing School Red Tape

The state micro-manages pretty much everything, education-wise


The Christie administration finally released its report yesterday on ways to ease red tape and regulations that put New Jersey's public school districts in a bind—from what kinds of paper districts must use to teacher professional development and licensing.

Covering more than 450 recommendations in all, much of the 239-page Education Transformation Task Force report ordered by Gov. Chris Christie more than a year ago addressed mundane issues such as paperwork and procedures.