Issues and Action

NEA praises NJEA’s Healthy Schools Now Coalition/Campaign

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then NJEA received a big compliment from the National Education Association (NEA).Read More

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Take Action

Visit this page to learn about the issues and contact your legislators through email, phone and social media. You can also sign a petition, find your legislative district and sign up to receive text message alerts from NJEA.

Political Action Guide

This guide updates the time-honored Legislative Program Guide that NJEA has published every winter for many years. It provides members with the most up-to-date information concerning legislation they care about; and resource materials to help them organize for legislative and political success.

NJEA Position Statements

Get NJEA’s position statements on several significant pieces of legislation affecting NJEA members. You may want to use key points from the position statements in contacting your legislators in support of our association's position.

Elections

NJEA takes pride in its ability to organize its members to participate in grassroots politics. The Governor and the Legislature make decisions that affect our schools, our students, our communities, and our profession. Grassroots politics is not just an option, it’s our obligation. Use these resources to make your voice heard on Election Day!

Anti-Bullying

In the wake of national media coverage surrounding multiple student suicides, the New Jersey Legislature passed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” with nearly unanimous support in both houses on Nov. 22, 2010. This page provides informationa and resources for implementing the law.

Evaluation

NJEA supports reforms to evaluation and tenure that will help ensure a great teacher in every classroom. On this page you will find research and related articles on teacher evaluation reform, as well as information about the Pilot Teacher Evaluation program.

NJEA PAC

NJEA PAC is NJEA’s political action fund, and it helps elect pro-education candidates in races for Governor and for the state Legislature. It endorses candidates based on their positions and voting records on issues of concern to you.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

NJEA is committed to providing members with the tools they need to ensure healthy and safe work environments. The following resources provide general and specialized resources to aid in identifying and resolving workplace health and safety problems.

Pensions & Benefits

Keep The Promise

Find the latest news and resources on issues and legislation affecting members’ pensions; and watch a video that explains how the underfunding of the pension system threatens current and future retirees.

Vouchers

Vouchers

Even though research clearly shows that vouchers do not improve student achievement, the national voucher movement is on the march in New Jersey. Proponents are organizing support for legislation to divert public tax dollars to pay for tuition to private and religious schools.