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An ongoing discussion about conservatism in New Jersey.
Reconciling teaching as a service, absolute standards, and a state-free educational system
Peter C. Hansen  (June 2, 2010, 9:20 pm)

I think that the paradigm shift which you both lay out is compellingly interesting, but in the closing minutes, could you perhaps explain a bit further how NJ could make the transition to a locality-driven and often volunteerist system of education? I would think that simply removing mandates, funding, etc., could lead in the short term to chaos rather than a quickly functioning educational system, with predictable political consequences. What types of practical adjustments could make the change smoother and more likely to achieve optimum success?