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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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Christie goes hard-left, signs bills mandating transgender surgery coverage, bathroom access

Chris Christie just became one of the country’s most far-left governors on issues pertaining to “transgender rights,” Save Jerseyans. The nominally Republican governor signed two bills on Friday. The first (A4652) bars school districts from compelling transgender students to use facilities incompatible with their so-called “gender identity,” a topic which has riled local school boards […]

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Lawmakers reach $171M deal on school funding

TRENTON — Top Democratic lawmakers who have been pushing competing plans to repair education funding in New Jersey said Wednesday they have agreed to a deal that would increase state funding by $125 million. Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) said their plan that would add $100 million in new […]


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District dishes out $150K settlement over selling booze at school

PERTH AMBOY — The city board of education has paid out $150,000 to settle a five-year-old lawsuit over the illegal selling of alcohol at an elementary school and another settlement could be in the works, court documents show. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed in June of 2012 by school secretary Susan Nieves accusing another secretary, […]


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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Should N.J. schools start later? What a state study found

TRENTON — New Jersey teenagers would likely benefit from later school start times, but the state shouldn’t force middle and high schools to shift their schedules because of the logistical nightmare that could ensue, a state report recommends. The state Department of Education on Tuesday released the final report from its Study Group on Later […]


O’Scanlon Tells Greenwald, Dems To “Man Up” On School Funding

Budget negotiations are ongoing under the dome, Save Jerseyans, and things got a little headed today when Democrat Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) inquired of acting Commissioner Kimberley Harrington why the Christie Administration hadn’t addressed the school funding crisis. “School funding has been a problem that Democrats have been unwilling to address for years,” said Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth), […]

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As Christie’s exit looms, 16 new charter schools want to open

TRENTON — In what could be the final opportunity to win approval from the Christie administration, 16 new charters schools are trying to open in New Jersey. The proposals come predominantly from North Jersey but also include plans for schools in Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties. The state must decide by July if it wants […]


Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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Beck Rallies For Overtaxed, Underfunded Suburban School Districts at Newark Hearing

State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) is making school funding a central plank of her 2017 reelection campaign platform, Save Jerseyans, so she showed up with Monmouth County education leaders ready to fight at today’s public budget hearing conducted by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee in Newark. “We have over 100 underfunded school districts that have seen significant […]

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Ciatterelli Answers Christie’s Challenge, Pitches School Funding Reform Plan

Chris Christie offered a largely symbolic challenge to the NJEA-controlled state legislature in this year’s budget address, but one Republican candidate to succeed him is taking it seriously. On Monday, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) forwarded a letter addressed Governor Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean and Assembly Minority […]

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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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NOT SO FAST: Egg Harbor Rejects Transgender Student Bathroom Policy

“Nay” is the answer, Save Jerseyans. The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education (down in Atlantic County) voted 5-4 on Tuesday against adopting a new bathroom-related policy for transgender students which would’ve allowed children to use whichever bathroom conformed to their “gender identity.” ShoreNewsToday.com has the full story. The move comes one week after the Trump […]

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NJEA Flips Out Over Trump’s Transgender Student Policy Shift

The New Jersey (Mis)Education Association (NJEA) lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, criticizing his young administration’s decision to reverse Obama-era regulations (couched in the form of “guidance”) relating to transgender bathroom use in America’s schools. Local districts will now make their own decisions as to how to accommodate transgender students. NJEA leaders […]

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