By Donald P. Nielsen, Chairman, The American Center For Transforming Education, The Discovery Institute. October 10, 2017
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This is a report on the performance of the Newark Public School District prepared by Excellent Education for Everyone with support from School Watch. The report looks at student outcome and efficiency, and how well the school systems in Newark are serving students and their families. Overall, the report looks into the big picture of why educational systems without governmental oversight do not work. This leads to a much lower quality of education for students who come from a low-income families.
This report takes a look at whether the underperforming Camden Public School System can set an example for effective urban school reform for the country. More specifically, it looks at the the history, performance, and future of Camden New Jersey Schools, as well as the impact and policy issues of dramatically increased enrollment in charter and renaissance schools.