NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding the legal ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson on NJEA’s pension lawsuit yesterday and the Final Report of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission expected to be released soon: "We are very pleased that Judge Jacobson so clearly and unambiguously ruled that Gov. Christie and the State of New Jersey have a legal obligation to fund the pension according to the law he signed in 2011. It’s the right decision and a fiscally appropriate response to the pension funding crisis that the state has created for itself over the last 15 years. It’s time for Gov. Christie to finally do the responsible thing and fund the pension systems. It is deeply disappointing that he has indicated that he will continue to fight the ruling."
The statewide chorus of parents and educators speaking out against high-stakes standardized testing in New Jersey is growing louder. Today, NJEA launched a six-week TV and web ad campaign featuring parents and teachers discussing their concerns with the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests, which all students in grades 3-11 will take beginning March 1. Read More
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 PA... Read More