education

Another slight to Sweeney? Hamilton’s education association endorses GOP challenger

Something a little unusual out of Central Jersey today: the Hamilton Township Education Association (HTEA) is backing Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 Republican State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer this year over incumbent Linda Greenstein, Save Jerseyans. The HTEA, encompassing all employees of the Hamilton Township school district, has not endorsed in an LD14 Senate race in […]

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New Jersey One of Few States to Win Approval of Fed Education Plan

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos New Jersey this week became one of the first states to win federal approval of its latest accountability and monitoring plans – with districts next required to submit their own extensive plans for following the law by the start of the school year. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos yesterday announced […]


Georgetown/MSNBC commentator: Camden, N.J. spends too much on police, not enough on schools

The Left’s anti-police rhetoric has reached a fever pitch ever since the domestic terrorist group “Black Lives Matter” entered the conversation, Save Jerseyans. We’re all familiar with the rhetoric: Cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Newark would be peaceful, prosperous, multi-cultural utopias were it not for the racist, evil men and women in blue! That’s what […]

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Another Story The Media Won’t Tell You…

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — On Friday, President Donald J. Trump demonstrated his dedication to America’s heroes of tomorrow by announcing his second-quarter salary will be donated to the Department of Education. The funds will be used to host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-focused camp for students. This announcement is […]

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Now It’s Official: Harrington (Finally) Sworn in as Education Commissioner

Kimberley Harrington, New Jersey’s commissioner of education It got little notice and may not last all that long, but yesterday Kimberley Harrington finally won the full title that has gone with her job for nearly the past year: New Jersey’s commissioner of education. Gov. Chris Christie announced late in the day that Harrington had been […]



Sweeney, NJEA Square off in Ugly Brawl About School Funding

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) In an ironic twist, the fate of school funding for next year may not hinge on the usual Democratic-Republican politics, but instead on what has become a nasty feud between New Jersey’s top Democrat and its dominant teachers union. State Senate President Steve Sweeney and the New Jersey Education […]


FACT CHECK: Democrats Scheme to Leave New Jersey’s Special Needs Children in the Lurch

Sweeney and Prieto’s $171 million school funding concord unveiled earlier this week represents an attempt at achieving peace between warring Democrat political factions, Save Jerseyans. Sweeney’s faction is challenging Prieto for the speakership. The NJEA is throwing mud at Sweeney. Somehow, the Senate President and Speaker hope, agreement will breed peace heading into the November election […]

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Beck: School Funding Should Be Fair and Transparent

By Senator Jennifer Beck The biggest issue facing our state is property taxes.  And the biggest impact on that issue is school taxes. Over the next several weeks, a new plan for school funding will be debated in Trenton. There aren’t a lot of details being provided on this plan or its methodology, but estimates […]


Op-Ed: Proposed A.C. Charter School is Desperately Needed

I am very excited to announce my support for The Frederick Douglass Charter School for Boys, a new school that our community desperately needs. If approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, this innovative educational institution would be the first single-gender charter school in the state and has plans to open in August 2018. […]

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At tonight’s debate, some GOP education funding straight talk is long overdue

I don’t know if you’re following this nonsensical school funding “debate” between Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Save Jerseyans, but it’s rich. It really is! Prieto, aligned with the New Jersey (Mis)education Association, wants to spend an inordinate amount of tax dollars ($125 million) right away on education funding. Sweeney? He wants to […]

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Opinion: Why I Support Betsy DeVos

Credit: Amanda Brown Dick Zimmer Shortly after Betsy DeVos was sworn into office as U.S. Secretary of Education, I was invited, as a trustee of Excellent Education for Everyone (E3), to meet with her at the Department of Education. I accepted the invitation with pleasure. When I posted a picture of myself with DeVos on […]



OPINION: N.J. GOP Can’t ‘Out-Reasonable’ Democrats on School Funding (and Shouldn’t Try)

GOP Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) took up the cause of his ally, Chris Christie, earlier this week, writing to Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) after Tuesday’s State Budge Address to implore the majority party to come up with a new school funding formula in the next 100 days. “The current system is unfair, unsustainable and too costly for families across […]

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