Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • 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 […]

  • Kean: Obama “sets back” Camden students

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Republican establishment was relatively silent during yesterday’s Obama visit to Camden, Save Jersey, partly due to the constraints of him having come to celebrate a Republican Governor’s policing initiative. There was one exception.  “President Obama is missing a giant piece of the puzzle to fully […]

  • VIDEO: 14-year old demolishes PARCC test before Senate committee

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We saw it before during the great ammo magazine ban debate, Save Jerseyans: Youngsters routinely have more sense than legislators. The latest example: on Monday, shortly before the legislature advanced measures designed to regulate the widely-reviled Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, South Brunswick eighth-grader […]

  • NJEA: PARCC’ing it at 10% still isn’t good enough

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog 10% is 10% too high, Save Jerseyans, according to the New Jersey Education Association. On Tuesday, the NJEA offered a mixed response to a letter addressed to Commissioner of Education David Hespe from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Education Committee Chair Teresa Ruiz; the legislative leaders, seeking to […]