NJEA lauds SBOE nominations

NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson issued this statement supporting Gov. Murphy’s nomination of three highly qualified individuals to serve on the New Jersey State Board of Education:

“We commend Gov. Murphy’s nomination of three highly qualified public education advocates, Mary Bennett, Kwanghee Jung and Claudine Keenan, to the New Jersey State Board of Education.

“Each of them will bring deep professional experience and policy expertise to the position. They share a commitment to public education and to advancing the best interests of New Jersey’s students and their families. They will bring new perspectives and fresh ideas to a board that has not had any new members in nearly five years. And they bring a much-needed diversity of experience and background to a board charged with helping to ensure that New Jersey’s diverse student population receives the thorough and efficient public education guaranteed to every New Jersey child in our constitution.

“We urge the New Jersey Senate to confirm these nominations quickly so that these nominees can begin their important work on behalf of New Jersey students and families. We look forward to working with each of them and the rest of the NJSBOE to address the challenges facing our public schools and to ensure that they remain the very best in the nation.”