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Posted Nov. 9, 2017

The Votes Are In: New Jersey’s Teachers Union Really Blew It

The leaders of New Jersey’s primary teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), have egg on their faces. In a triumph of vindictiveness over…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Dec. 1, 2016

Latino Parents Are Fighting to Keep This Charter School Open But Their Voices Aren’t Being Heard

Leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) often profess disdain for public charter schools. But how far will they go to stop expansion of…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 22, 2015

Atlantic Article Errs in Analysis on Upper-Class Suburbia and PARCC Opt-Outs

Laura McKenna, author of the recent Atlantic article “What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?” describes herself as a typical New Jersey suburban mom…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

Unions Used to Embrace Grading Teachers with Tests, Until They Didn’t

Many teachers and their unions have taken strong public positions against any use of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Until recently, however, many were…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 5, 2015

I Give Them a ‘D’ for the Campaign Against PARCC Testing

After all the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)-sponsored television and radio commercials that solicited parents to opt their children out of PARCC, after all of…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Feb. 15, 2015

Grading the ‘Testing’ Poll by NJEA

Done right, polling tells you what people think. Done wrong, it tells you what you want to hear. Case in point: The New Jersey Education…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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