Tell the NJ Senate: Park the PARCC!
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, including three that have already passed the Assembly.
Tell your senator: It’s time to act on PARCC.
The info you need is inside. Please act now!
ESEA reauthorization moving quickly
Opportunity to fix NCLB flaws
For the first time since No Child Left Behind (NCLB) became law in 2002, Congress appears poised to reauthorize – and make significant changes to – the underlying Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This is an opportunity for NJEA members to make a difference on issues that matter to us, especially in the area of standardized testing.
The current obsession with high-stakes standardized testing started with NCLB. Now, with parents and educators uniting across the country in opposition to the overuse and misuse of those tests, federal legislators in both parties are ready to consider changes that could reduce the amount of testing and lower the stakes for students, educators and schools. But they have to hear from us.
Please contact your federal representatives today. Time is short. Act now!
Our Senators need to hear what ESEA reauthorization should look like directly from NEA members now.
Below are links to resources for member outreach: