For the second consecutive year, New Jersey’s public schools have been named the best in the nation by Education Week.
“It’s an honor but not a surprise that our schools continue to rank number one in America,” said NJEA President Marie Blistan of the new Education Week ranking. “Anyone who saw how NJEA members stepped up last spring to make sure students were still safe, fed and learning even after school buildings closed down knows that their dedication and professionalism is second to none.”
“We know that the strength of our union contributes to the strength of our schools,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “Educators in New Jersey have a voice and we use it to advocate for our students and our profession. That shows up every day in the quality of our schools. We are proud to use our power to give our students great opportunities.”
“We are proud to be number one again, but we aren’t about to stop pushing forward,” declared NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Steve Beatty. “We will keep fighting to defend our gains and to achieve new ones for our students and our schools. In order to stay on top, we need to keep investing in public education and we need to close the opportunity gap that still puts too many students at a disadvantage.”
Rounding out the top five are Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Wyoming.