Is the Teachers Union Too Powerful?

It’s hard to have a discussion about public education in New Jersey without mentioning our state’s teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association. In this ongoing series, NJ Education Report is taking a step back and examining the role the teachers union plays in shaping education for children in the Garden State. Does it elevate our public school system by pressing for fair funding and more support for students? Or does the union’s significant clout and influence come at the expense of better outcomes for under-served students and families? We welcome your thoughts, either in the comment box or your own submissions. Feel free to contact NJ Education Report at info@njedreport.com.

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MATSIKOUDIS: New Jersey Can Remedy the Teacher Shortage By Easing Regulations and Eligibility

Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis serves as a member of the Assembly Education Committee and the Joint Committee on Public Schools. She…

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LILLEY: Teacher Shortage? Old News to Union Chiefs Who Just Ignore What Young Educators Want

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LILLEY: In Pitting Teachers Against Parents, NJEA Is Injecting Politics Into Our Schools

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According to a new report from Mike Lilley at the Sunlight Policy Center of NJ,  leaders of the NJ Education…

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NJEA Leaders Play Defense After Big Reveal of Executives’ Crazy-High Salaries

Last week Mike Lilley of Sunlight Policy Center published the startling news that in 2019 state teachers union executive director…

3 months ago

LILLEY: New Jersey Teachers, Your Union Dues Paid NJEA Director $2.5 Million in 2019

Now we know: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) retiring Executive Director Ed Richardson was paid $2,485,357 in 2019.  As executive…

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