Category: Education

Following firings, N.J. lawmakers push legislation to dissolve the SDA patronage pit

TRENTON, N.J. – The Schools Development Authority (SDA) was back in the news this week when 30 employees were terminated, 27 of which were reportedly connected to the notorious authority’s disgraced former CEO.  Some believe the authority has out-lived its usefulness. Read More

ROONEY: Phil Murphy’s cap scrap won’t help; it’s time to ask if “we even need superintendents”

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy’s repeal of former Governor Chris Christie’s superintendent salary cap generated strong reactions throughout the Garden State this week.  Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney returned to the Chasing News A+ Panel on Monday to opine Read More

REPORT: Booker’s underwhelming brother landed $150k job with Murphy Administration

TRENTON, N.J. – Cory Booker has a brother named Cary Booker. Seriously. And he reportedly ran a Tennessee charter school into the ground; it was ordered closed in 2016. Today? He’s leading the Murphy Administration’s Division of Early Childhood Education Read More

Rooney opposes N.J. anti-bullying bill; says it’s time to raise stronger kids, let teachers discipline

TRENTON, N.J. – A new anti-bullying bill (‘Mallory’s Law’) which would let the state severely penalize parents for their children’s alleged behavior is generating controversy in the Garden State. Save Jersey Founder and Editor-in-Chief Matt Rooney was back on Chasing Read More

NANNY STATE? N.J. parents may soon face stiff penalties if their kids are accused of “bullying”

TRENTON, N.J. –  “Mallory’s Law” endeavors to honor a 12-year-old (Mallory Grossman) who killed herself in 2017. Bullying was the reported culprit, and the New Jersey legislature wants to do something about it. The new consequences for offending parents are Read More