AFT New Jersey President Donna M. Chiera Calls for Increase In School Funding

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EDISON… “Governor Christie has again claimed that he has increased education funding over the past several years of his administration. In reality most of our state’s districts and institutions at best will receive the same funding level this year as they saw last year.

Budgets are statements that reflect investments in what we value.…

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Ruling against Kean could have widespread implications

By Elana Knopp

UNION COUNTY, NJ — An appellate court has ruled that Kean University failed to provide adequate notice to a professor before deciding not to renew her contract at a public meeting.


American Federation of Teachers President Donna Chiera said in a statement released to LocalSource on Feb. 15, that the court’s ruling was a wake-up call.…

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Why Rutgers’ president is speaking out: In a word, Trump

Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer

You don’t become the president of one of the nation’s largest universities without mastering the diplomatic art of silence.

But when the president of the United States restricts immigration or signals he may roll back protections for students brought into this country illegally as children, the calculus changes.

“The times are different,” Robert L.…

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