At a special meeting of the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education last Wednesday night, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne d.
"The decision to move forward is a data-based decision," said Osborne. "We have years of data showing students in low-level placements staying in low levels and not being college-ready." Osborne said that the question of de-leveling had been discussed "over decades."
"Sorting students as early as 11 or 12 year old locks too many students out."
See Osborne's full comments in the attached video.