Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, (D-29) Essex, chair of the Senate Education Committee, responded to Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed package of educational reform measures Wednesday by saying she has been working for some time tor reform the tenure laws.
“Having excellent teachers at the front of every classroom is key to ensuring that all students are given an opportunity to achieve academic success,” she said in a release. “That is why I have been working for months with state and national education leaders on a measure to reform our antiquated tenure laws.
“I look forward to reviewing all of the Governor’s education reform proposals in detail. However, I am committed to continuing work on my tenure reform legislation, and to working with the Governor and the Legislature to ensure we have a bill that supports great teachers and better ensures that all students are given the educational tools they need to be successful.”