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Success of New Healthcare Law Depends on Persuading Teachers: Will the NJEA Deliver?

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiation and to widespread acclaim, Governor Murphy signed into law S-2273/A-20, a healthcare reform bill that promises to reduce the cost of health benefits for both teachers and taxpayers.  This widely…

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Will the NJEA Let Schools Reopen? Will They Demand More Money?

In the June 30 Wall Street Journal, Daniel DiSalvo of the Manhattan Institute discusses the issues presented (see below). The NJEA has made clear that it expects greater funding to provide for COVID-related safety measures,…

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Political Organizers Extend Domination of NJEA Leadership

InsiderNJ reports that Al Beaver has been named head of the NJEA’s Government Relations Division, its lobbying and political operations arm.  Beaver is a long-time UniServ political organizer, and brings yet another political organizer into…

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Truth In Accounting: If NJ Borrows $5 Billion, It Won’t Be Able to Pay It Back

Sheila Weinberg, CEO of Truth In Accounting, wrote an excellent op-ed in NJSpotlight (here).  Weinberg cautions that if NJ borrows $5 billion to plug its current budget gap, it will be unlikely that NJ can…

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Media

 

NJLeftBehind Posts SPCNJ’s New Research on NJ Teachers’ Sky-High Dues

Thanks to NJleftBehind for excerpting and posting SPCNJ’s newest report: “New Jersey Teachers’ Dues: Why Are They the Highest in the Nation and What Are They Paying For?“

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BuryPensions Highlights SPCNJ’s Report on NJ Teachers’ Highest-in-the-Nation Dues

Thanks to BuryPensions for highlighting SPCNJ’s newest report, “New Jersey Teachers’ Dues: Why Are They the Highest in the Nation and What Are They Paying For?“

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“New Jersey Teachers’ Dues: Why Are They The Highest In The Nation And What Are They Paying For?”

WE HAVE HEARD FROM NEW JERSEY TEACHERS – THEY WANT TO KNOW… WHERE DO THEIR UNION DUES GO? WELL, FINALLY, THEY HAVE ANSWERS – AND ALL THE DATA IS SOURCED AND FOOTNOTED.   SUNLIGHT POLICY…

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NJLeftBehind Cites SPCNJ’s Piece Showing Shoddy “Research” by Mark Weber, PhD.

NJLeftBehind once again does fine work challenging Mark Weber, PhD.’s research, this time on why today’s young adults are not choosing to enter teaching.  Weber refers back to his own shoddy research on a supposed…

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