Have you ever traveled to another state and noticed that when you tell some people you are from New Jersey, without saying a word, they convey the idea that they almost pity you?
Even we New Jerseyans seem to spend most of our time complaining about our state’s high taxes, high cost-of-living and our traffic. Reality TV does not help much, and in general, our state political leaders only seem to make national headlines when there is a scandal. Part of this is that news coverage is almost always built on the negative. Even something that New Jersey takes pride in like our beaches can be tainted by a repulsive reality TV show, Jersey Shore.
Education in New Jersey sometimes gets caught up in this negative New Jersey spin, both in and out of the state. We focus so much on our negatives, such as the high cost of our education system, that we sometimes forget that as a whole, New Jersey schools are always ranked if not the best in the nation, among the best. We also forget that Read the rest of this entry »