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NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan today called on members of the Joint Committee on Public Schools to commit to fully funding the state’s existing school funding formula, known as SFRA.Read
Created on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Betsy DeVos—President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education—has no experience with public education. She's never worked as an educator or in a public school in any capacity. She didn't attend public schools, and did not send her children to public schools. As a result of public scrutiny, her confirmation was already delayed once. Now it’s been rescheduled for January 17, so we need to keep the pressure on. Click through for ways to do that.Read
On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, we will unite in Trenton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to rally in solidarity with those at the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. Join women and their supporters as we stand together in unity with over 150 sister marches nationwide and globally. Learn more REGISTER
Created on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration, are scheduled for January 11. DeVos’ anti-public education positions and her lack of any experience or qualifications show she would be a disaster for public education. Please call your senators and let them know you oppose her confirmation.Read
Created on Saturday, January 07, 2017
The NJ State Board of Education recently released some amendments to their proposed changes to the charter school regulations. While NJEA appreciates the attempt to address at least a few of the concerns with the proposed regulations, they remain regressive and harmful, and would be detrimental to New Jersey’s successful education system, built on accountable, high achieving public schools.Read
Created on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement today, ahead of a State Board of Education meeting where the agenda includes discussion of relaxed charter school regulations being pushed by Gov. Christie on behalf of the charter school lobby: “The State Board of Education should refuse to move forward with new charter school regulations being sought by the Christie administration. Those proposed regulations, which Gov. Christie began pushing after meeting with the charter lobby, are deeply flawed."
What happens in the schoolhouse is affected by what happens in the Statehouse. That’s why when it comes to legislation and politics, it’s vital that NJEA members get educated, get organized and get involved. The 2017 NJEA Walter J. O’Brien Legislative and Political Action Conference provides you with an opportunity for all three. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Doubletree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center.Read
Created on Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Last month – against NJEA and other unions’ objections -- S-2842 passed the Senate Budget Committee and is now quickly moving thru the Senate. This bill, sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, would allow the director of the Division of Investment to use pension or annuity funds to purchase an unlimited amount of debt obligations of the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). More importantly, this bill would bypass a State Investment Council (SIC) regulation that limits the purchase of bonds to 10 percent of the outstanding debt of the public entity. Email your Senator and tell him/her to vote NO on S-2842.
Created on Thursday, December 15, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today urged legislators to reject a proposal by Senate President Steve Sweeney to create a pension investment loophole. Sweeney’s proposal could pressure New Jersey’s beleaguered pension funds into making questionable investments in bonds expected to be sold by the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).Read
At a special invitation from Assemblywoman Caride, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer testified today in front of the Assembly Education Committee on the New Jersey Charter School Law. Steinhauer testified, “We want to ensure that the rights of the staff in public charter schools remain respected and that we apply the highest professional standards to these educators to ensure the best education possible for students."Read
Created on Monday, December 12, 2016
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