In 2011 [Tepper and Fournier] set up Better Education for Kids Inc., an advocacy group largely in line with Gov. Chris Christie's education agenda, sparking critics to complain about donors' power to shape policy.
Better Education for Kids pushed for the 2012 New Jersey TEACHNJ law, which made it harder for teachers to get tenure and keep it. It also tied teacher ratings partly to test scores—an evaluation method criticized by many teachers who call it unfair and unreliable. The organization also backed candidates across the state running for school board, city council and mayoral seats.more » « less