Teacher Pensions

There’s a Catch with Newark’s Hot New Teacher Magnet: Those $62K Starting Salaries Go Nowhere Slow

Newark Public Schools is desperate to fill teaching slots, a combination of teacher burn-out and an increase in the number…

2 days ago

LILLEY: New Jersey, Listen Up–This Is Why We Have a Teacher Shortage

New Jersey school administrators sound the alarm about teacher shortages. The U.S. Department of Education says New Jersey has a…

3 months ago

If NJEA Leaders Are Serious About Fixing the Teacher Shortage, They’ll Need To Limber Up

Today Mike Lilley of the Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey released a new report called "Teaching in New Jersey's…

4 months ago

Um, No, Don’t Blame New Jersey Teacher Shortages on ‘Wage Gaps’

Two weeks ago Mark Weber, also known as "Jersey Jazzman," issued a report through New Jersey Policy Perspective called “New…

4 months ago

From NJEA to the Murphy’s Office and Back Again! Chief of Staff Gets a Promotion.

The New Jersey Education Association just announced the hiring of Deborah Cornavaca, currently Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Phil…

5 months ago

Murphy, Says New Report, Is Eyeing the Presidency While Cheating Students and Teachers

Mike Lilley of Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey has a new analysis out called, "Before You Go, Gov. Murphy,…

6 months 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 year ago

LILLEY: 7 Billion Dollar Pension Payment Aside, NJ Teachers’ Retirement Fund Is Still in Crisis

There’s lots of happy talk coming out of Trenton about the state of New Jersey’s public pensions.  This plays very…

1 year ago

LILLEY: NJ Taxpayers Need to Know NJEA Used Political Power to Create the Pension System It Wanted.

At long last, New Jersey has enacted its first COVID-19 budget. In order for it to be “balanced,” the state will…

2 years ago

Lilley: If NJ Teachers Want a Solvent Pension System, They Must Demand Change.

The Star-Ledger reports that NJ’s pension investments earned 1.2% for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.  This is far below the 7.5%…

2 years ago