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Last week, Louisiana was devastated by what some are calling the worst flooding in the United States since Superstorm Sandy. Thousands have been left with nothing. Homes have been destroyed, neighborhoods have been devastated, and countless individuals are left picking up the pieces. NJEA, along with the National Education Association (NEA) and the Louisiana Education Association (LEA), is calling for monetary donations that will benefit the victims of the flood.Read
Created on Wednesday, August 24, 2016
While Gov. Christie’s name-calling and attacks on NJEA and its members are nothing new, his latest tirade is an outright attack on retired educators’ health benefits and a blatant disregard of the law.
Created on Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Journey for Justice Alliance (J4J) is demanding the end of unwarranted expansion of charter schools across the United States. Together with the NAACP, there is a call for an end to school privatization with a moratorium on school closings, turnarounds, phase-outs and co-locations.
Created on Monday, August 15, 2016
Earlier today, Gov. Christie and Commissioner of Education, David Hespe, held a press conference to discuss this year's PARCC scores. Despite an apparent improvement in test scores, the PARCC itself remains deeply flawed, overly time consuming and a financial burden on many schools districts. Wendell Steinhauer responded to the press conference: "We don't need a costly, controversial high-stakes test to tell us what we already know. New Jersey's schools perform at a very high level, and students living in poverty have greater challenges than their wealthier peers."Read
Created on Tuesday, August 02, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s dishonest statements about teacher tenure and the retirement benefits of school employees at a recent town hall meeting in Fair Lawn:
“Gov. Christie’s appalling ignorance and dishonesty regarding pensions, benefits and teacher tenure show that after more than a year out of state he is completely out of touch with New Jersey."Read
Created on Sunday, July 31, 2016
Gov. Chris Christie’s “fair funding” publicity event at the Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology was met with a force of “red shirts” on Thursday, June 30. Paterson Education Association President John McEntee organized nearly 200 members of PEA, along with parents and community residents, to send Christie a clear message about his proposal to cut funding from urban districts in New Jersey.Read
Created on Tuesday, July 05, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding Gov. Christie’s proposal to abandon New Jersey’s school funding formula:
“Governor Christie’s school funding proposal is a transparent attempt to deflect attention from the abject failure of his education policies. Having never once funded the state’s existing formula, he has no basis for assessing its effectiveness."
Created on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer spoke at a Better Choices NJ press conference on June 15 to criticize a proposal that would repeal the estate tax at a time when New Jersey is facing a significant budget shortfall. Click through for Steinhauer’s statement.Read
Created on Friday, June 17, 2016
Earlier today, NJ for Health Care Coalition, a diverse coalition of organizations that represent health care consumers, held a press conference to call attention to the rise in surprise health care costs that burden too many New Jersey families.Read
Created on Thursday, June 16, 2016
This morning, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its ruling in Berg and New Jersey Education Association v. Christie, a case that challenged the state’s right to take away the earned Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), which has long been an integral part of New Jersey’s public employee pension systems. In a 6 to 1 vote, the court ruled against the plaintiffs. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement regarding the Court’s ruling: "I am outraged that the Court has condoned the actions of Gov. Christie and the New Jersey Legislature in taking away the COLAs that our members have earned over the course of their careers. This is theft, plain and simple."Read
Created on Thursday, June 09, 2016
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