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Gov. Christie today touted a plan to double down on his failed charter school policies by increasing charter school expansion while lowering charter school accountability. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer took the opportunity to remind New Jersey residents about Christie’s history of failed education policies that have hurt children. Steinhauer released this statement: “Gov. Christie’s hypocrisy on public education knows no bounds. From his first days in office he has attacked public schools, demonized educators and slashed school budgets. He’s blatantly ignored New Jersey’s school funding formula, which is designed to ensure that New Jersey’s most vulnerable students have a real chance to succeed."Read
Created on Thursday, May 26, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding NJEA’s role in the debate over Atlantic City’s future and the union’s commitment to the collective bargaining rights of its members and all other unionized public employees: “In recent days, NJEA’s position on the very serious issues faced by Atlantic City and its unionized public employees has been misinterpreted in much of the news coverage of those issues. While our position has remained consistent throughout, I want to reiterate where we stand on the key issues."Read
Created on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
As plans move forward in the Legislature for a constitutional amendment to require regular, responsible pension funding, many of the same people who helped create our current pension mess are trying to stop our efforts to fix it. They are using scare tactics and misinformation to mislead voters about what is really at stake and what will happen to New Jersey if we don’t act now. New Jersey residents deserve the full truth, not just the cherry-picked “facts” and inflammatory rhetoric that Gov. Chris Christie is likely to use in his budget address.Read
Created on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
In response to Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement: "True to form, the governor used today’s speech for name-calling and finger-pointing, instead of real solutions to the tough problems facing our state. And, once again, he attacked NJEA – the teachers and school employees who have made New Jersey’s public schools among the best in the nation."
Created on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In the final voting sessions of the current legislature, the Senate and Assembly today approved identical resolutions, SCR-184 and ACR-3. These resolutions would put a constitutional amendment on next November’s ballot, providing the incoming legislature, which begins tomorrow, concurs and votes to support the proposed amendment. Read
Created on Monday, January 11, 2016
At today’s New Jersey Business and Industry Association Public Policy Forum in East Windsor, Gov. Chris Christie once again attacked the efforts of the state’s public employee unions to secure responsible funding for the state’s pension systems. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this response:
Created on Tuesday, December 08, 2015
NJEA today cheered the introduction of legislation to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would require the state to make its required pension contributions. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement: “We commend Senate President Sweeney for taking this important step to secure New Jersey’s public pension systems. The state’s failure to make its full required pension payments over many years has left the funds in dire condition."Read
Created on Monday, December 07, 2015
On National ESP Day, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) celebrates the work and achievements of its 54,000 members who are Educational Support Professionals (ESPs) in our state’s public schools. ESPs include secretaries, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, lunch aides, security guards, custodians, maintenance workers, and computer technicians among a host of other job categories.Read
Created on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Timely and thought provoking topics will be explored each day of the convention. Besides the hundreds of professional development workshops available over the course of both days, the convention will feature discussions led by two noted authors and leading education voices.Read
Created on Monday, November 02, 2015
The new National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores are out, and they contain more good news for New Jersey’s parents, students and educators.Read
Created on Thursday, October 29, 2015
Your NJEA membership card is your ticket to discounts on merchandise, insurance, entertainment, travel, and personal legal services.
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