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NJEA to legislators: “Take the Teacher for a Day Challenge”

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teacher for a DayAre your legislators up for the challenge? 

All 120 members of the Legislature were invited to walk a mile in our educators’ shoes and become teachers for a day. Those who accept the challenge will write lesson plans, teach classes, and perform all general duties, just as teachers do every day. 

The Teacher for a Day Challenge event aims to offer legislators a first-hand look at what it is like to be a public school educator before casting any votes on the educational reform issues.  By allowing legislators to share in our experiences, NJEA and its members can engage them in positive and productive conversations about a variety of topics, including tenure, seniority and merit pay.

Check back for a complete list of legislators who have accepted the challenge and the schools at which they will work. You will soon be able to follow the action on NJEA’s Twitter account and view photos from several Teacher for a Day challenge events on the “NJEATeacher4aDay” Facebook page.


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