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  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • Stupid Is As Stupid Does

    03/06/2012 11:52:31 AM PST · by Renegade · 10 replies
    NJEA ^ | 3/6/12 | NJEA
    NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION 180 West State Street Post Office Box 1211 Trenton, NJ 08607-1211 609-599-4561 www.njea.org Pledge to be an Educator for Obama Now more than ever, we need to elect a President who shares our vision for a stronger America. President Barack Obama has earned the NEA’s recommendation because of his unwavering support for education and students and his commitment to a vibrant middle class. To show our support for NEA here in New Jersey, NJEA is asking members to take the pledge and become an Educator for Obama. By taking the pledge, you can volunteer to spend...
  • N.J. Teachers Union Denies Democrats Endorsements

    08/15/2011 12:45:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/15/2011 | Mark Impomeni
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scored a big win for his agenda in June when he persuaded the state legislature to pass a public employee pension and benefits overhaul. The bill, which the governor’s office said would save New Jersey taxpayers $120 billion over 30 years, was the product of a yearlong negotiation between Christie and the Democratic leaders of the state senate and assembly, though it did not receive the backing of most Democrats in either chamber. Those that did support the bill are now paying a political price, with the state’s most powerful union, the New Jersey Education...
  • Chris Christie - Loathing New Jersey Education Association's Tax Lien Troubles

    07/06/2011 8:30:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    An investigation into New Jersey's largest teachers union finds that the Internal Revenue Service has an outstanding lien against the New Jersey Education Association for $56,730.31 in back taxes. The lien involves unpaid taxes from as far back as 2005, though most of the teacher union's unpaid taxes are from 2009 and 2010. The federal tax lien was issued against the NJEA on December 7, 2010, and has been on file with the Passaic County Clerk's office since December 21, 2010. The investigation was conducted by Education Action Group with the assistance of Mark Kalinowski, founder of North New Jersey...
  • NJEA president at rally accuses Gov. Christie of trying to start a 'middle-class civil war'

    02/25/2011 12:40:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    NJEA president at rally accuses Gov. Christie of trying to start a 'middle-class civil war' Published: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:30 PM Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011, 3:25 PM Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON — In front of a crowd of thousands of protestors, the president of the state’s largest teachers union accused Gov. Chris Christie of trying to foment a civil war within the middle-class. “All of New Jersey’s middle-class is hurting, but this governor and his right-wing supporters are trying to start a middle-class civil war,” said New Jersey Education Association President Barbara Keshishian. As she spoke, thousands of...
  • Top Union Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud

    10/26/2010 8:23:52 AM PDT · by BinaryBoy · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 26, 2010 | James O'Keefe
    Top Official at NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) discussing what he describes as a rigged election in Hudson County, NJ. www.theprojectveritas.com
  • ‘Teachers Unions Gone Wild’ [VIDEO]

    10/25/2010 7:20:46 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 36 replies · 1+ views
    “Teachers Unions Gone Wild,” a video released Monday by James O’Keefe, a self-described investigative journalist and filmmaker, and his team at Veritas Visuals, contains footage that is described by the organization as: “NJEA Union Teachers call black students n*****, talk about slandering Christie, say they want to “f*** with kids,” and brag about rigged elections and voter fraud.”
  • Video released by conservative activist claims to show undercover footage at NJEA conference

    10/27/2010 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Star-Ledger (nj.com) ^ | October 26, 2010 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    TRENTON — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released a video — titled "Teachers unions gone wild" — claiming to show undercover footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference at the East Brunswick Hilton hotel. The video shows people identified as teachers playing arcade games on "their dime," chanting about kicking Gov. Chris Christie "in the toolbox," and talking about how hard it is to fire a tenured teacher. NJEA spokesman Steve Baker said O'Keefe is "completely and utterly discredited." "It’s James O’Keefe and that’s all you need to know," Baker said, citing O'Keefe's legal troubles in the past....
  • Head Of NJ Teachers' Union Makes $550,000 A Year--2X As Much As Governor, 10X The Average American

    09/14/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/14/2010 | Gus Lubin
    As Governor Chris Christie goes to war with the NJ teachers union, let's review what he's up against. NJEA director Vince Giordano received $421,615 in salary and $128,508 in deferred compensation last year, according to tax filings released last spring. NJEA president Barbara Keshishian earned $256,450 last year. VP Wendell Steinhauer and Secretary-Treasurer Marie Blistan were paid $170,974 each. Meanwhile, the governor earned a measly $175,000. Christie's war with the union escalated earlier this summer when a union official suggested praying for the governor's death.
  • Unbecoming Teachers (NJ Teachers Bad Mouthing Chris Christie)

    05/14/2010 11:29:17 AM PDT · by big black dog · 25 replies · 792+ views
    As their country and state go bankrupt, some New Jersey teachers react to a proposed payfreeze with profanities, fat jokes and comparisons of their governor to Pol Pot and the KKK. Robert Reboli, a basic skills and remedial English teacher at Madison Avenue Elementary School in Irvington, has some advice for his fellow educators as they prepare to fight Gov. Christopher Christie’s proposed state budget: “Never trust a fat fuck.” That’s what Reboli posted on a Facebook group called New Jersey Teachers United Against Governor Chris Christie’s Pay Freeze, which has more than 57,000 fans -- a powerful grass roots...
  • The election of no... NJ taxpayers wake up!

    04/21/2010 5:31:16 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 42 replies · 1,165+ views
    Philly Burbs ^ | 4/21/2010 | Phillyburbs
    Thirty-four of 39 school budgets in the county were defeated. School districts spending plans were massacred at the polls during the annual school elections Tuesday as voters used the ballot box to vent their frustrations about higher taxes. According to unofficial results at press time, only five of 39 school district budgets were passed, a 12 percent approval rate, the lowest this decade and possibly longer. The only other time this decade that fewer than half the budgets failed was in 2006 when only 17 of 39 budgets won approval. School officials said the results were not surprising given the...
  • NJEA: Thousands of teachers could retire if benefits changed under Christie plan

    04/18/2010 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 51 replies · 1,694+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 04.15.10 | Patricia Alex
    Teacher retirements could jump seven-fold, with as many as 30,000 veteran educators exiting before the next school year if the Christie administration alters benefits and pension rules, the NJEA said Thursday. The state teachers union warned of chaos in the classroom and “irreparable damage to every school system in the state” following news that the administration is working out the details of a plan to change the rules for those who receive medical benefits and pensions through the state. School employees and retirees make up the largest group in the system, and Education Commissioner Bret Schundler said it was hoped...
  • Gov. Chris Christie calls N.J. students union 'pawns' in teacher layoff protests

    03/29/2010 12:14:29 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 26 replies · 1,134+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 3/29/2010 | NJ.Com
    Gov. Chris Christie today said students skipping class to protest teacher layoffs were “pawns” of the teachers’ union and should not face disciplinary action. Dozens of students cut class to protest outside Bridgewater-Raritan High School this morning. In Cliffside Park, students spilled onto the sports field at 9 a.m. today to show they opposed the district’s proposal to cut 25 teachers and 20 other staff members to deal with a $1.8 million, or nearly 40 percent, cut in state aid, according to a report in The Record.
  • Teacher convention con

    11/22/2007 3:33:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies · 182+ views
    star ledger ^ | November 12, 2007
    This time each year vir tually every school in New Jersey shuts down for at least two days so a fraction of the state's 176,735 public school teachers can go to Atlantic City for the annual New Jersey Education Association convention. This has to rank among the biggest scams perpetrated on the public. Name one other profession in which people are given time off from work for professional development but are free to go nowhere near the convention. Yet, since 1920, state law has dictated that teachers must be permitted to attend the convention without using a personal, vacation or...
  • N.J. Schools Worry Property Tax Cap Will Hurt

    02/03/2007 8:03:23 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 569+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 03 FEBRUARY 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) TRENTON -- Sarah Maris has been very pleased so with the education her 14-year-old has received in New Jersey so far. "It's just been excellent," the Fair Haven resident said. But she's concerned how the quality of education will be affected by a proposed 4 percent cap on annual property tax increases. Parents like Maris are worried a spending cap, approved by the Assembly and slated for a Senate vote this Monday, will cripple New Jersey schools that produce children with math, reading and SAT scores that rank among the nation's best. "I'm very worried my child in first...
  • Governor Corzine Files Nominations (NJEA Nominee)

    01/29/2007 10:25:02 AM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 261+ views
    Governor Corzine has his new nominees posted. They are all mostly Union supporters, but, Look at this one: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Nominate for Appointment Kenneth J. Parker (Berlin, Camden) Nominate for Appointment Edithe Fulton (Toms River, Ocean) Edithe Fulton is the former president of the New Jersey Education Association.
  • Public Schools Are Cheating the Children

    01/11/2006 4:56:37 AM PST · by Puzzleman · 65 replies · 893+ views
    RealClear Politics Commentary ^ | January 11, 2006 | John Stossel
    Last week, Florida's supreme court ruled that public money can't be spent on private schools because the state constitution commands the funding of only "uniform . . . high-quality" schools. How absurd. As if government schools are uniformly high quality. Or even mostly decent. Apparently competition, which made even the Postal Service improve, is unconstitutional when it comes to public education in Florida.
  • Two Women Charged with Leaving Student on Bus

    09/06/2005 12:26:35 PM PDT · by Motherhood IS a career · 14 replies · 573+ views
    News Transcript ^ | August 24, 2005 | TALI ISRAELI
    A Marlboro school bus driver and a bus attendant were arrested last week following an incident in which a 5-year-old boy was left alone on a school bus for about four hours. On Aug. 11, Geraldine Kauffman put her son, Justin, who has a language disability, on a bus headed for the Marl-boro Early Learning Center’s (MELC) special education summer program, but Justin never made it to school that day. According to a press release issued by Monmouth County Prosecutor Luis A. Valentin last week, bus driver Cynthia Pekarchik and bus attendant Judith Eckel returned the bus to the municipal...
  • NJEA endorses John F. Kerry for president

    10/05/2004 6:22:51 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 2,070+ views
    NJEA Legislative news ^ | September 2004 | NJEA
    A proven friend of children and public education NJEA’s 125-memberpolitical actioncommittee unani-mously voted toendorse Sen. John F.Kerry for president.NJEA PAC convenedat the NJEA Summer LeadershipConference on Aug. 7 to considerpresidential and congressional candi-dates for the November elections. Thecommittee also endorsed nine incum-bent candidates for Congress. “John Kerry is a proven friend ofchildren and public education,” said NJEA President Edithe A. Fulton.“He has earned the support of ourmembers by supporting the issuesthat matter to them the most.” Fulton said the Kerry/Edwardsticket has pledged to fully fund thefederal “No Child Left Behind Act,”and to fix its many flaws, includingits insistence on measuring...
  • Teachers union apologizes for error on Web site

    02/01/2003 5:10:46 AM PST · by Cagey · 35 replies · 423+ views
    <p>When the New Jersey Education Association posted a brochure, "Getting Involved in Your Child's School," on its Web site about a year ago, it offered three versions, named "A parent's resource," a "Spanish version" and the "African-American version."</p> <p>The NJEA, the state's largest teachers union, has removed that last heading, apologizing for an embarrassing lapse in judgment after questions were raised about the purpose of offering one version for African-Americans, another for other English speakers.</p>
  • New Jersey Teachers Group Criticized for Promoting Pro-Abortion March (NJEA & March for Choice)

    03/11/2004 9:20:55 AM PST · by WildReeling · 19 replies · 652+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 11, 2004 | Paul Nowak
    Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) -- Mary Kreiss-Papalski was shocked to open her New Jersey Education Association newsletter and find an announcement that the teacher's union was inviting members to join the union in supporting and attending the pro-abortion March for Freedom of Choice Rally in Washington D.C. this April. Not only was the invitation published in the March 2004 NJEA review, the announcement also stated that the Association's Women in Education Committee, "with approval form the NJEA Executive Committee, will charter two buses for members." "When I read this I was quite upset," said Kreiss-Papalski, an NJEA member and guidance secretary...
  • Conservative Group Hits Teachers Union (deceptive title)

    09/05/2003 11:16:27 AM PDT · by El Conservador · 9 replies · 268+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 5, 2003 | LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON - The government should start a criminal investigation into the nation's largest teachers union to see whether the organization improperly used dues money to influence elections, a conservative law firm says. The National Education Association denied any wrongdoing. Landmark Legal Foundation said Thursday it reviewed thousands of pages of NEA records documenting political activities that were not reported to the government — and should have triggered tax payments. The complaints filed with the Internal Revenue Service (news - web sites) and Justice Department (news - web sites) alleged the union spent tens of millions of dollars from member tax-exempt...
  • NEA: Teachers' Union Dues Can go to Charities, Sample Letter

    05/27/2003 11:39:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 3,965+ views
    05.28.03
    NJ Teachers: You Can Contribute $546.00 to your Favorite Charity at No Cost(and encourage morality in the New Jersey Education Association)Does the title sound too good to be true? A recent court decision means teachers belonging to a National Education Association (NEA) affiliate (NJEA, etc.) can become a "religious objector". The teacher may then contribute to any charitable organization in lieu of their "representation fees" – thus not paying anything to the NEA or the NJEA.Teachers, here’s how it is done:Address a letter to the Membership Director of the NJEA:Ms. Elizabeth JohnNew Jersey Education Assn.P.O. Box 1211Trenton, NJ 08607-1211Dear...
  • Debate simmers over abstinence in sex ed

    12/01/2002 7:21:01 AM PST · by GirlShortstop · 26 replies · 517+ views
    Courier Post South Jersey ^ | 01-Dec-2002 | Deborah Yaffe
    <p>Janet Lomonico is making a list. Chalk in hand, she's poised to write down all the behaviors that her sex education students agree don't count as sexual abstinence.</p> <p>Turns out it's a pretty short list. Holding hands? Kissing? Reading erotic literature? No problem. Showering together? Naked cuddling? Still counts as abstinence. Oral sex? Nope, that's still abstinence, the kids insist.</p>
  • Sexual abstinence speakers canceled (by NJ Teacher Union)

    10/17/2002 7:04:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 41 replies · 1,440+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2002 | Associated Press
    TRENTON - The state teachers' union has canceled three sex education workshops scheduled for its annual conference after learning that the presenters favor the teaching of abstinence in schools. Karen Joseph, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Education Association, said the decision was made because those beliefs conflict with the union's policy against abstinence-only sex education. The scheduled presenters were an educator and two doctors. "When we realized their views were contrary to our policy, we felt we had to uninvite them," Joseph said. The three-day conference will be held Nov. 7-9 in Atlantic City. The canceled sessions will be...