On January 31, 2014, the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership presented its annual Urban Innovator Award to New Jersey's state commissioner of education Christopher Cerf.
New Jersey evolved from a laggard to a leader in education reform under Cerf's leadership. The Garden State implemented numerous efforts: tenure reform, Newark's historic teachers' contract, support for effective charters, renaissance schools in Camden, Newark, and Trenton, and inter-district choice. These changes foster choice, competition, accountability, and improve student achievement.
Building an Organization Outside Government
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Robert Bryce joined PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill to discuss President Obama's decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline
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Diana Furchtgott-Roth on CNBC's "Power Lunch" to debate pipeline vs. railroad transportation after the accident in West Virginia
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