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Let’s Talk about NJ’s Education Spending Accurately

(And Does NJ Neglect Non-Education Spending?) When New Jerseyans talk about New Jersey’s education spending, there is a widespread assumption…

5 days ago

BREAKING: New Jersey Parent Files Lawsuit Re: Murphy’s ‘Tone-Deaf’ and ‘Talent-Blind’ Response to Parents Seeking Virtual Choice

Last week New Jersey resident Makarand Bidwai filed a Public Interest lawsuit* against Gov. Phil Murphy in the civil division…

6 days ago

For the Murphy Administration, Students With Disabilities Are an Afterthought

In New Jersey-and elsewhere--students with disabilities are an afterthought during pandemic schooling. Take 14-year-old Maryah Santos of Newark, whose cognitive…

4 weeks ago

1,100 Toms River Students Are Stuck at Home While the Murphy Administration Ignores Pleas for Virtual Learning

Last week, by a vote of 6-3, the Bridgewater-Raritan School Board approved a resolution telling Gov. Phil Murphy to have…

4 weeks ago

With JerseyCAN’s Support, New Teacher Certification Pilot Program Signed Into Law

Governor Murphy recently signed S2826/A4594, a measure supported by JerseyCAN, which grants flexibility to schools facing teacher shortages by establishing…

4 weeks ago

Politico Catalogues Leadership Failures of Murphy’s State Education Department: It’s Not Just Bussing and Toddler Masks

Politico’s Carly Sitrin has a piece today on the frantic search for school bus drivers in New Jersey. In the…

1 month ago

What’s Another $6 Billion a Year in State School Spending for New Jersey Taxpayers?

Bruce Baker and Mark Weber have another paper out at New Jersey Policy Perspective where they report (accurately) that systemic,…

1 month ago

New Analysis: Murphy’s $7 Billion Pension Contribution Aside, NJ Teachers Are Still Getting Cheated

According to a new analysis from Bellwether, New Jersey's teacher pension system, the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), is…

1 month ago

Two Corrections to New Jersey Teachers Union President Sean Spiller’s Op-Ed

Sean Spiller, newly-coronated president of the New Jersey Education Association, had an opinion piece in the Star-Ledger Monday exulting in…

1 month ago

SCOOP: NJ Education Department Persuades State Board to Continue Remote Therapies for Students With Disabilities

This morning at the New Jersey State Board of Education meeting, the Department of Education formally asked Board members to…

2 months ago