Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • Saving New Jersey in Four Steps

    By Joe Schilp | Cross-posted from Joe’s Blog Every week it seems that I hear of someone I know that’s leaving New Jersey.  Why?  Too expensive to live here.  No jobs.  Taxes too high.  The bottom line is that government has made it too expensive to live in New Jersey.  I’ve already illustrated how it costs […]

  • Rutgers celebrates milestone birthday tilting at microaggressions

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here we go again, Save Jerseyans. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted to… Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, who earlier this fall announced a new “University-wide Diversity and Inclusion Office” at the notoriously mismanaged liberal campus populated by pro-ISIS professors, pedophilia apologists, racist cheeseburgers and microaggressive […]

  • Bucco: Give GOP chance at property tax reform

    By Asm. Anthony M. Bucco This post originally appeared in the Daily Record I applaud your newspaper for publishing the “Fight Bank on Property Taxes” editorial bringing attention to New Jersey’s burdensome property tax problem. The editorial board is correct that it is the Legislature’s responsibility to address this problem and unfortunately, under its current Democratic […]

  • A punch? Maybe not. But here are 10 reasons why teachers’ unions deserve to lose.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s CNN interview continues to elicit strong reactions, Save Jerseyans, and the problem with this controversy, as with similar incidents, is that most folks are focusing on the style points. It’s among the regrettable byproducts of our presidential politics, cultural decline, and hyper-politicization of the education industry. But […]

  • Christie on CNN: National teachers’ union deserves “punch in the face”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog “The single most destructive force in public education in America.” Sounding more like his old self, Save Jerseyans, that’s how Chris Christie described America’s national teaching union establishment this Sunday morning in a CNN interview conducted by Jake Tapper: The NJEA promptly fired back by calling their state’s […]

  • PILOT must go! My view of Jersey City from Monroe Township

    By Harold Kane | The Save Jersey Blog I live in Monroe Township, Middlesex County. We have a major problem with our state aid for the school system. We don’t get any. I shouldn’t say that. Monroe gets $2.8 million from Trenton to support a budget of $110 million. This equates to $437 per student. The balance is […]

  • Essex’s education association plans protest to counter Christie launch

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Not everyone is excited about Chris Christie’s big presidential campaign announcement, Save Jerseyans. Least of all? Thousands of Garden State teachers who are convinced that the Governor is the #1 threat to their retirement savings. Nothing we can say will change their minds. So Tuesday’s launch at Livingston […]

  • Legislator-for-hire Mila Jasey turns on the kids to protect her NJEA financiers

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog With Tuesday’s big pension news breaking hard, Save Jerseyans, you may’ve missed the 100+ parents and activists who besieged New Jersey Democrat Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s Maplewood district office to protest A4351, legislation designed to impose a three-year moratorium on increases in charter school enrollments approved by the Commissioner of Education starting for the 2015-2016 academic […]

  • Christie abandons Common Core: “it’s simply not working”

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog No more than mere weeks away from an anticipated presidential campaign launch, Governor Chris Christie’s long retreat from Common Core just reached the next level Thursday afternoon during remarks on New Jersey academic standards at the Burlington County College’s Geraldine Clinton Little Theatre in Pemberton. “It’s now been five years since Common Core […]