Issues & Action

PENSIONS & BENEFITS

Keep The Promise
  Find the latest news and resources on issues and legislation affecting members’ pensions; and watch a video that explains how the underfunding of the pension system threatens current and future retirees.

 

TAKE ACTION

Visit this page to learn about the issues and contact your legislators through email, phone and social media. You can also sign a petition, find your legislative district and sign up to receive text message alerts from NJEA.

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POLITICAL ACTION GUIDE

 

This guide updates the time-honored Legislative Program Guide that NJEA has published every winter for many years. It provides members with the most up-to-date information concerning legislation they care about; and resource materials to help them organize for legislative and political success.

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NJEA POSITION STATEMENTS

Get NJEA’s position statements on several significant pieces of legislation affecting NJEA members. You may want to use key points from the position statements in contacting your legislators in support of our association’s position.

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EVALUATION

NJEA supports reforms to evaluation and tenure that will help ensure a great teacher in every classroom. On this page you will find research and related articles on teacher evaluation reform, as well as information about the Pilot Teacher Evaluation program                  

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We strongly suggest members be proactive and complete their own set of documents, recording their class demographics, etc. Here is a resource guide with sample forms that the NJEA has supplied.

Resource packet

Highlights of Evaluation Regulations

 

TENURE

On August 6, 2012 Gov. Chris Christie signed the tenure reform bill, overhauling the tenure law while preserving fairness and due-process for tenured employees. The NJEA has been working hard on your behalf to have a voice in these changes, trying to make it work for our members.

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ANTI-BULLYING

In the wake of national media coverage surrounding multiple student suicides, the New Jersey Legislature passed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” with nearly unanimous support in both houses on Nov. 22, 2010. This page provides informationa and resources for implementing the law.

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NJEA PAC

 

NJEA PAC is NJEA’s political action fund, and it helps elect pro-education candidates in races for Governor and for the state Legislature. It endorses candidates based on their positions and voting records on issues of concern to you.

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HEALTH & SAFETY

Health & Safety

NJEA is committed to providing members with the tools they need to ensure healthy and safe work environments. The following resources provide general and specialized resources to aid in identifying and resolving workplace health and safety problems.

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VOUCHERS

Vouchers

Even though research clearly shows that vouchers do not improve student achievement, the national voucher movement is on the march in New Jersey. Proponents are organizing support for legislation to divert public tax dollars to pay for tuition to private and religious schools.

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