Kudos and thanks to NJLeftBehind for a masterful critique of Mark Weber, Ph.D. (a.k.a., Jersey Jazzman) and New Jersey Policy Perspective’s (NJPP) latest piece of shoddy research. NJLeftBehind calls it like it sees it, and it sees Weber and NJPP as essentially paid lobbyists for the NJEA. After the two shoddy pieces of research Weber has done for NJPP, it’s easy to arrive at that conclusion.
In carrying out its dismantling of Weber and NJPP, NJLeftBehind cites and adds to SPCNJ’s recent report “More Shoddy Research from Jersey Jazzman and New Jersey Policy Perspective.”
Teachers should realize that they are ill-served by such substandard research. The decline in teacher candidates is real and worrisome, but Weber and NJPP do nothing to advance our understanding of the causes. With their pro-NJEA narrative, they obfuscate rather than clarify.
When will they be seen for what they are?