NJEA: Yes, let’s get politics out of education

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Professional educators get great results in New Jersey

Gov. today criticized education in New Jersey as being “much too much about politics and much too little about results.” He got the first part of that statement right. The administration has politicized education to an alarming degree through divisive rhetoric, harmful policies and severe funding failures.  Despite the challenges created by those politically motivated attacks, however, New Jersey’s public schools continue to succeed.

“I don’t often agree with Gov. Christie, but he’s right that public education is too much about politics right now,” said NJEA President .… Read the rest

We Will win On Pension Funding

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NJEA and other public employee unions in New Jersey have embarked on a campaign to pass a constitutional amendment that will enshrine a pension funding requirement in the state constitution. We have already succeeded in the first step. In January, on the last week of the last legislative session, the state Senate and Assembly passed a resolution to put that amendment before voters on Nov. 8. Once the same resolution is passed again by both houses in the current legislative session, its placement on the ballot will be secure.… Read the rest

Administration Poring Over Pearson Contract To Assess PARCC Damages

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Just determining what contract says about outages will be a chore; the agreement’s documents are nearly 1,000 pages long.

 

Last week state Education Commissioner David Hespe said he would hold Pearson accountable for the one-day crash of New Jersey’s . This week the administration is going through the vendor’s voluminous contract with the state to see what that accountability will mean.

That contract contains extensive language for “damages” incurred by the vendor if the deliverable (the online PARCC exam) is not provided on time or as agreed upon.… Read the rest

10 Years!

10!

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Asbury Park Education Association website. For the last 10 years we have used this website and the association’s mailing list to keep membership informed of the pressing issues of our day.

Over the past decade this website has been a way to promote the association keep membership informed. We will continue to use this space to keep you up to date and informed as we navigate these often dangerous waters. Here’s to 10 more years!

As always, questions and comments are welcome. Send them to me at: P.Errico@AsburyParkEA.net. It’s your website, let us know what you think!… Read the rest

Legislature’s Resolution Prompts Demand To Fully Fund Abbott Districts

The following is an article from NJSpotlight.com. Here is a link to the article:

ELC warns of legal action if state doesn’t comply with court formula for aid to low-income schools

 

As it has done before, the Democrat-led Legislature last week quietly rejected the administration’s attempt to adjust the state’s school-funding formula, even if it would not much affect the bottom-line amounts that schools receive next year.

This time, however, there could be repercussions before the state’s highest court.

The state Assembly and Senate last week passed a joint resolution that rejected the state’s proposed changes to the School Funding Reform Act (SFRA), part of the so-called Education Adequacy Report that is issued every three years.… Read the rest