Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • Christie walking back support for Common Core?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s decision to reevaluate PARCC testing is nothing new, Save Jerseyans, but his rhetoric where the inextricably-linked Common Core issue is concerned has definitely changed.  In case you missed it, here’s what he had to say at the end of last week on NJ 101.5: […]


  • No Amount of Money Can Fix This Mess

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, I was hanging out with two good friends on the (very) late end and caught an early morning broadcast of one of my favorite movies, Lean On Me, the classic film starring Morgan Freeman based on Paterson’s legendary tough-talking principal and passionate school […]


  • Defending My Toilet Bowl Post

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There isn’t a single issue with a greater impact on America today (and tomorrow) than the state/fate of our education system, Save Jerseyans. And it isn’t pretty across the board, particularly in urban centers like Camden, New Jersey. No one disagrees on that point. Sadly that’s where the […]


  • OPINION: $50 Million for Camden High is Money Down the Toilet

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I can point to many wasteful education expenditures in this state that Governor Chris Christie can’t circumvent thanks to a Democratic Senate-guaranteed liberal bent of New Jersey Supreme Court; they stubbornly continue to legislate education funding policy from the bench. Only a GOP-controlled State Senate is going to […]


  • $20,454 for Sex in a Stairwell?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Go ahead and watch this jaw-dropping Choice Media interview with retired John F. Kennedy High School metal shop teacher Lee McNulty, Save Jerseyans, and then reflect upon the fact that New Jersey taxpayers are spending, on average, $20,454 per K-12 student in Paterson this year. If you’re […]


  • Matawan-Aberdeen District Defends Pledge from Atheist Attack

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Have you heard about the plaintiffs in Monmouth County who are trying to kick the Pledge of Allegiance out of the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Save Jerseyans? Angry radical secularism is a slow creep. At first, atheists were content to simply have their children abstain from reciting the […]


  • NJEA goes to bat for rich, safe Dems

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey (Mis)Education Association (NJEA) claims to represent teachers, Save Jerseyans, but you and I know it’s really a glorified, giant liberal Democrat PAC. And by giant, I mean HUGE in terms of raw dollars spent. They collect well over $130 million annually in union dues […]


  • Christie Wades into Sayreville Hazing Debacle

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Governor also said he was “concerned” about the ongoing Ebola crisis amid concerns from legislators and experts during a press availability outside of the offices of the Dioceses of Trenton on Thursday afternoon: Transcript:


  • Traier Calls Out Best for Worst Behavior

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Want to make a quick and easy buck, Save Jerseyans? Or thousands of them? Buddy up to Paterson City schools superintendent Donnie Evans. He’s got the Midas touch. We found out this week that he planned to elevate Passaic County Freeholder Theodore “TJ” Best to a new position: […]


  • The Math Behind Your Property Tax Bill

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog When more than 50% of New Jersey state aid is dedicated to 5% of our schools, Save Jerseyans, thanks largely to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s interference, then no one should be surprised when New Jersey’s property taxes are the highest in the nation. It’s simple math… something that they’re not […]


  • Back to School (and Reality) in N.J.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Yes, your little ghouls and gobblins were back at school this morning, Save Jersey, ready for another year of ruining new expensive sneakers, learning bad words at recess and, of course, having their sweet little heads packed full of liberal mush courtesy of the Common Core standards. But […]


  • NJEA Endorses 9 Dems, 1 GOP’er

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If this doesn’t tell you everything that you need to know, Save Jerseyans, than I’m not sure what will… U.S. Senate: Cory Booker (D) CD-1: Donald Norcross (D) CD-2: Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (R) CD-3: Aimee Belgard (D) CD-4: No endorsement CD-5: Roy Cho (D) CD-6: Rep. […]


  • Christie viaja a México

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie leaves for Mexico on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, undertaking a 3-day trip to described to the press as a “trade mission” but, if we’re being honest, is intended to double as yet another opportunity to showcase New Jersey’s Republican chief executive as an international name ahead of the GOP […]