Christie seeks to break law he championed and raid educators’, public employees’ pensions
State New Jersey
As politicians try to balance budget shortfalls by withholding or cutting payments to the pensions of educators and other public employees, affected workers are turning to the courts to prevent lawmakers from walking away from their legal obligations.
This week we talk about the class size campaign in WA, changes to teacher evaluations in CT, MT applauds Sen. Tester’s bill to increase nurses in schools and we feature video of NEA President Dennis Van Roekel at a school improvement rally in NJ.
This week we talk about teacher evaluations in CT, an upcoming NJ lobby day, how you can get involved in the IL Fair Tax fight and feature an article from WI on what families can learn from teachers’ unions.
Highlighting the proposed 2015 budget in MA, new investments in early childhood education in CT, the Belleville school board in NJ attempting to intimidate educators and community members and a video wrapup of community service grant projects in IL.
This week we talk about common core implementation in MD, a new achievement gap task force in WI, how you can nominate a colleague for MA’s Human and Civil Rights Awards and Paterson EA members in NJ rallying for a fair contract.
This week we talk about pensions in Pennsylvania, part-time faculty rights in Ohio, and feature video from a lobby day in Illinois and a rally in New Jersey.
There is growing concern among some states that for-profit charter schools have a fundamental conflict of interest: Are they more concerned about their stockholders or the education of children?
This week we talk about teacher evaluations in WA and the fight for paraprofessional rights in WI and feature video from the MA Public Higher Education Advocacy Day and NJ’s testimony against the One Newark plan.
The exodus of students to charters can further reduce enrollment in district-run schools, making them candidates down the road for closure.