Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • 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 […]


  • Get with the program or stay home

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog This is the FINAL PART (#12) of a multi-part series on an important topic, Save Jerseyans. Click here for Part One (You’re Kidding, Right?), here for Part Two (Snake Oil and Politics), here for Part Three (Vaccinations or Communicable Diseases), here for Part Four (Herd Immunity and Unvaccinated), here for Part Five (Who are […]




  • VIDEO: Christie duels with NJEA in Matawan

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog So much for that historic roadmap concord… Here’s a taste of what you missed from Town Hall #134 on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, on the same day that New Jersey’s highest court agreed to hear a key pension appeal:


  • With 2017 in play, Guadagno champions charter schools at A.C. conference

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Whether she ultimately runs for (and wins) the GOP nomination for governor in 2017 remains a topic of interest in Republican circles state-wide, Save Jerseyans, but what’s not in doubt is that Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno is actively trying to keep her options open. Traversing the state while Governor […]


  • Christie can’t afford to ignore PARCC spying scandal

    By Alyssa Lafage | The Save Jersey Blog There has been steadily growing concern about the impact PARCC testing will have on education in New Jersey, Save Jerseyans. Local groups such as the Concerned Citizens of New Jersey have been working diligently to educate and alert New Jersey parents, teachers and students of the problems […]


  • N.J. GOP Assemblyman demands PARCC spying investigation

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At least one Republican is demanding answers after it was revealed that Pearson and the New Jersey Department of Education were monitoring students’ social media activity during the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam, Save Jerseyans. On Tuesday, Assemblyman Dave Rible (R-Monmouth and Ocean) sent a letter […]