Grudging Acceptance Of Christie Policies Sets Tone As School Chiefs Gather

by John Mooney / NJ Spotlight

NJ Education Commissioner Chris Cerf

NJ Education Commissioner Chris Cerf

When it came time yesterday for the question-and-answer session at state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf’s now-annual convocation with school superintendents, there was an awkward moment: nobody stepped to the microphone.

“Oh, I know you have questions,” Cerf said wryly, aware of the challenges facing school leaders and their districts in a momentous year of change.

And while a few school superintendents did ultimately wander forward, the hesitation spoke to a different tenor – some would call it calm, others resignation — that is coming over this group in the fourth year of Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure and the third year for his education commissioner.

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