Gov. Philip Murphy’s rejection of the appointment of Paula White as assistant state education commissioner was the right decision for the public schools of New Jersey. She is an avowed proponent of school privatization, the former head of an organization that promotes charter schools. She was named to a top position in a department already overloaded with ideological partisans of charter and voucher schools who flocked to New Jersey during the eight years of former Gov. Chris Christie’s misrule.