Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • TEXT: Chris Christie’s FY2016 Budget Address

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As prepared for delivery: Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Prieto, Lt. Governor Guadagno, members of the Legislature, friends, fellow New Jerseyans: I come before you today to present my budget for the Fiscal Year 2016. For the sixth time in a row, the budget I present is balanced. […]


  • NJEA: No Pension Deal with Christie

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Morning rumors of a pre-budget address pension deal between the Christie Administration and the NJEA are apparently NOT accurate, Save Jerseyans. So says the NJEA. “We are very pleased that Judge Jacobson so clearly and unambiguously ruled that Gov. Christie and the State of New Jersey have […]


  • Bill to limit N.J. standardized testing passes Assembly Panel

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Your little Save Jerseyans might get to spend more time learning instead of test-taking next year. Assembly Republican BettyLou DeCroce’s A-3079 was approved by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday; if it becomes law, the legislation would exempt Kindergarten to 2nd Grade students from most standardized testing. “The early grades are crucial […]


  • Bramnick nails it: Windbag Wisniewski oversaw TTF’s decline!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union, Morris and Somerset) threw down with gas tax hike proponent Assemblyman John Wisniewski during a Wednesday League of Municipalities panel over the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), Save Jerseyans, but the battle continued to be waged with press releases after the event ended. The best […]


  • Bramnick wants to fight and that’s fine by me

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Two days after challenging Assembly Speaker Vinny Prieto to six debates ahead of Election 2015, Save Jerseyans, Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick, fresh from a successful A.C. GOP statewide event, trained his sights on another legislative target: Bridgegate Grand Inquisitor John Wisniewski. The two clashed over school funding […]


  • Throwing money at students who throw teachers?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Keep in mind before watching this video, Save Jerseyans: This is the same $20,454 per student high school where a retired teacher recently complained of “chaos” in the student body including sex in stairwells. This week? WPIX 11 is reporting that a freshman at Paterson’s John F. Kennedy High […]


  • 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 […]