Education chief unveiling plans

New Jersey Education Commissioner Bret Schundler and Gov. Chris Christie will propose sweeping changes to the state's public education system.

They are expected to unveil a proposal today that links teachers' pay to how well their students perform.

The changes include taking away free lifetime health insurance for educators. It would also use publicly funded scholarships to send low-income students in some areas to private schools.

Schundler hopes to pass the proposed measures by June 1 in order to compete for federal grant programs. The Race to the Top grant program entices states throughout the country to make educational improvements.

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Education Commissioner seeks new system for teacher evaluationsAP wires contributed to this report.

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