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Why is teaching the only profession in New Jersey (and the nation) where employees are criticized for standing up for themselves? Read moreRead
Created on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on so-called “blended” charter schools: “Even though this ruling is limited to so-called ‘blended’ charters, NJEA intends to appeal it to the state Supreme Court."Read
Created on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
The Newark Teachers Association, NJEA’s local affiliate in New Jersey’s largest city, today endorsed Ras Baraka for mayor. NTA president Joyce McCree issued the following statement regarding the endorsement: “NTA is proud to endorse Ras Baraka for Mayor. Ras believes in Newark and as mayor he will advocate for our community and our children."Read
Created on Monday, March 17, 2014
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan testified today before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools at its hearing on the controversial One Newark plan. Blistan told committee members that the plan is a threat “to the very notion of universal public education designed to serve every school-age child in New Jersey,” and explained how it is “misguided, top-down and illegal.”Read
Created on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer delivered a blunt warning to the State Board of Education today: “Take a stand in favor of doing evaluation the right way, before it collapses under its own weight because we insisted on doing it the fast way.” To underscore the point, Steinhauer hand-delivered 1,037 letters from concerned educators and parents to a board hearing in Trenton.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The New Jersey Education Association’s Emmy Award-winning TV program Classroom Close-up, NJ is launching a video contest to bring awareness to drug prevention among teens in New Jersey.Read
Created on Friday, February 28, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding the nomination of David Hespe as New Jersey’s new commissioner of education. "We congratulate Mr. Hespe on his nomination, and we look forward to working with him to find smart, creative, research-based approaches to helping New Jersey’s public schools thrive."Read
Created on Thursday, February 27, 2014
According to published reports, Gov. Christie will use today’s budget address to decry “exploding” pension costs and make the case for “additional reforms” beyond the drastic changes made in 2011 which, according to the Governor, will save state and local governments $122 billion by 2041.Read
Created on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf’s announcement that he will be leaving his position. “Yesterday, I testified before the Assembly Education Committee about significant problems associated with the rushed implementation of the new evaluation system. That flawed system relies heavily on the costly and unproven new PARCC standardized testing system being imposed on districts by the New Jersey Department of Education. In light of those problems, we are deeply concerned that Commissioner Cerf is leaving his position to become CEO of Amplify Insight."
Created on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Today, NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer testified before the Assembly Education Committee about problems with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the new teacher evaluation system in New Jersey. Steinhauer reiterated NJEA's support for the Common Core, but also emphasized that it is unlikely to succeed unless it is implemented correctly, which is not yet happening in New Jersey.Read
Created on Monday, February 10, 2014
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