Charles Sampson has been the superintendent of the Freehold Regional High School District in New Jersey for 6 ½ years — and is a parent of four children. The Freehold district, located in western Monmouth County, educates about 11,200 students in six high schools that span an area of more than 200 square miles, and, as other districts in New Jersey, is required to give students a pile of standardized tests that Sampson thinks are excessive. He explains why in this post.
Sampson was recently named by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators as its Region II winner for 2018 Superintendent of the Year, making him a candidate for state Superintendent of the Year. He wrote this on his blog, and gave me permission to republish it.