Category: Higher Education

Are Rutgers students and taxpayers paying more for “settlements, buyouts and golden parachutes”?

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Tuition is on the rise at Rutgers University again, Save Jerseyans, to the tune of 2.3% for the 2018-2019 academic year. What, exactly, are students paying for? On Monday, state Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) unloaded on Read More

Stop referring to Murphy’s plan as “free” tuition; N.J. taxpayers will foot the bill! | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _  The vacationing Governor Phil Murphy’s plan for “free tuition” at New Jersey community colleges isn’t new, Save Jerseyans, but it’s no less terrible than when the idea first cropped up last fall, during the gubernatorial race. Read More

Who cares how good N.J. schools are if their students flee after graduation?

By Matt Rooney _ There’s a new study out which you may’ve seen or heard about in the news, Save Jerseyans, trumpeting New Jersey’s public schools as the second best in the nation. I have my issues with the methodology Read More

VIDEO: N.J. taxpayers won’t get reimbursed if Murphy’s “free” community college attendees flunk out

TRENTON, N.J. — The Murphy Administration’s causal disregard for the financial consequences of its nanny state proposals was again on full display this Wednesday during a meeting of the Assembly Budget Committee. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, a Republican from Union County, asked acting Secretary Read More

ROONEY: New Jerseyans “have to break the law” to get Phil Murphy’s attention

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s latest giveaway? Taxpayer-subsidized tuition aid for illegal aliens residing in the Garden State. The state is presently accepting applications, and Murphy’s radical vision of a “Sanctuary State” is one step closer to reality. Read More

An under-discussed point: Murphy’s ‘free’ college push won’t help young illegals

By Matt Rooney _ There are plenty of moral and constitutional reasons why subsidized tuition for non-citizens is a terrible idea for New Jersey. “Free” college is the ultimate goal and you’re kidding yourself if you believe otherwise; yesterday’s move Read More

WEBBER: “Taxpayers and citizens are the lowest priority in Governor Murphy’s pecking order”

By Jay Webber _ This new law is fundamentally wrong for our citizens and taxpayers. In the Assembly and now, I stand in defense of a basic belief: that citizens of the United States should be treated as well or Read More

N.J. prof dropped the F-bomb on his conservative student. Now the college is investigating

A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as Read More