TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A task force is recommending New Jersey change education laws and policy to reduce bureaucracy and increase local control over schools.
In a final report to Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday, the Education Transformation Task Force called for letting districts decide how many custodians they need, whether they can allow students to choose to be in single-sex classes and to ditch state requirements for what kind of paper to use in printers.
In all, the task force is calling for 428 changes to state regulations and 46 to laws. The regulatory changes can be made by the state administration, but the law ones would require legislative action.
The task force found that an overemphasis on compliance stifles educators' creativity.
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