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NJPP’s Weber and Baker Say NJ Must Spend $4 Billion More to Match Massachusetts’ Education Results, but MA Spends Less than NJ

We cannot let a new report from the dynamic duo of New Jersey Policy Perspective’s Mark Weber, PhD. (a.k.a., “Jersey Jazzman”) and Bruce Baker go by without a perusal.  Sunlight has documented their long history…

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NJEA Leadership Hides $64 Million in Super PAC Political Spending from Teachers Whose Dues Pay for It

Some of the most consistent feedback Sunlight has received in its campaign to inform teachers of their 1st Amendment rights revolves around the fact that most teachers have no idea that the NJEA’s Super PAC,…

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A Question for Northjersey.com’s Mary Ann Koruth: Why Such One-Sided Coverage of NJ’s Culture Wars?

We have some questions for northjersey.com‘s Mary Ann Koruth about her report “National right-wing groups enter NJ’s legal battles with schools over parental rights.” It is true, as she states, that the Goldwater Institute has…

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Confirmed: NJEA Dues Are the Highest in the Nation — by 32% — and NJEA Membership Below 193,000

We have independent confirmation of our blog post on Tuesday, where we reported that the NJEA raised teachers’ dues to $1,038 a year, the highest in the nation by far and that NJEA membership had…

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NJEdReport Posts Sunlight Response to the Hypocritical and Mendacious Michael “Hundreds of Millions” Gottesman

Thanks once again to NJEdReport for providing a forum for the discussion of education topics.  Always fair and even-handed, NJEdReport allowed Michael “Hundreds of Millions” Gottesman to express his (usually mendacious) views, and so they allowed…

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NJEdReport Posts Sunlight’s Blog on NJEA President Spiller Using Teachers’ Dues to Fund His Personal Ambitions

Thanks to NJEdReport for posting Sunlight’s blog on the walking conflict of interest that is Sean Spiller.  Undeterred by his various conflicts on interest in Montclair, Spiller is now using teachers’ highest-in-the-nation dues to fund…

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Star-Ledger Editorial Board Cites Sunlight Report in Scathing Editorial on Excessive Pay for NJEA Leadership

Kudos to the Star-Ledger Editorial Board for their scathing criticism of the excessive pay for NJEA leadership.  The Star-Ledger continues to publish well researched, courageous and truthful editorials about the facts of the NJEA leadership’s…

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NJEdReport Highlights and Condenses Sunlight’s Report on Excessive NJEA Leadership Pay

As always, thanks to NJEdReport for highlighting and condensing Sunlight’s recent report on the excessive compensation that NJEA leadership pays themselves.  NJEdReport has a large following, including many teachers, and we hope that these teachers…

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