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PARCC legislation has been flying through the NJ Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support, but it’s hitting a roadblock in the Senate. It’s time to ask Senators to stand up and be counted on an issue that matters to parents, educators and voters in New Jersey. Please ask your senator to SPONSOR, SUPPORT and PUSH all four pending PARCC bills.
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Created on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
County legislative dinners are a great way to learn about current educational issues, meet your state lawmakers, and share your thoughts about making public education. For further details, contact your county education association office, county association president, or county government relations chairperson.Read
Created on Monday, March 09, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to Gov. Christie’s budget address earlier today: "Throughout our discussions with the commission, we have focused on policy approaches that will benefit the state and our members. Unfortunately, today politics trumped policy. NJEA is deeply disappointed that Gov. Christie overstated the nature of the understanding we reached with the commission after many months of conversation."Read
Created on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding the legal ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson on NJEA’s pension lawsuit yesterday and the Final Report of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission expected to be released soon: "We are very pleased that Judge Jacobson so clearly and unambiguously ruled that Gov. Christie and the State of New Jersey have a legal obligation to fund the pension according to the law he signed in 2011. It’s the right decision and a fiscally appropriate response to the pension funding crisis that the state has created for itself over the last 15 years. It’s time for Gov. Christie to finally do the responsible thing and fund the pension systems. It is deeply disappointing that he has indicated that he will continue to fight the ruling."
On Monday, Feb. 23 the Assembly voted 63-7 to pass A-4190, a bill to stop most high-stakes uses of PARCC for three years. The overwhelming bipartisan support for the bill reflects the broad concern among parents, educators and voters about the harmful consequences of PARCC. Now it is up to the Senate to pass its version of the bill, S-2768. CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY!Read
Created on Monday, February 23, 2015
On Monday, February 23, the full Assembly will vote on A-4190. That bill would stop high-stakes uses of PARCC for the 2015-16 through 2017-18 school years. Take action now! Write your Assembly members and ask them to support A-4190.Read
Created on Thursday, February 19, 2015
The chorus of criticism from parents and educators about high-stakes testing is making a difference. State and federal lawmakers are feeling the pressure and considering changes. Speak up today to make sure they do the right thing for students, educators and schools.Read
Created on Friday, February 13, 2015
Earlier today, NJEA participated in a press conference called by Senate President Steve Sweeney to announce a proposal for a new approach to providing high-quality, affordable health care to public employees in New Jersey. NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller spoke on behalf of NJEA in support of Sen. Sweeney’s approach to health care reform.Read
Created on Thursday, February 12, 2015
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan joined educators, parents and other child advocates today to testify in favor of three bills designed to slow down New Jersey’s headlong rush into high-stakes testing.Read
A teacher leader bill that NJEA first proposed two years ago as part of its education reform proposals passed the NJ State Senate by a vote of 36-0 on February 5.Read
Created on Friday, February 06, 2015
Your NJEA membership card is your ticket to discounts on merchandise, insurance, entertainment, travel, and personal legal services.
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