Coverage of Control of Kean Wenzhou Campus

Chinese Government To Control Kean U Faculty In Wenzhou? Union Up In Arms (Colleen O’Dea, NJSpotlight, Nov. 16)

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Kean University president downplays change as Kean’s faculty union and some legislators question its financial and political implications

The union representing faculty at Kean University is calling for a state investigation into news that professors at the state college’s campus in China will soon move from the state payroll to that of the Chinese government.…

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Press: AFT Leaders On Progressive Wins in General Election

AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera said, “I am proud of our members’ participation, and of all New Jerseyans, for seeking balance in national governance by re-electing Sen. Menendez and new representation from Mikie Sherrill, Tom Malinowski and Jeff Van Drew. Our members approached this election as an opportunity to place affirmative votes for community values and respect for humanity, which we believe are sentiments shared by the majority of Americans.”

HPAE-AFT President Debbie White, RN, said, “Healthcare professionals across New Jersey are ready to stand with newly elected Congressional representatives who are committed to protecting our nation’s healthcare, while standing beside us to demand workers have a voice in their workplace.…

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Flip the 11th: Labor Walk With Mikie Sherrill

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AFT members were out in force Saturday to meet with labor candidate Mikie Sherrill and talk to voters in the 11th Congressional District. AFT President Randi Weingarten called on members to participate in the Central Labor Councils (which are charged with county-based labor political organizing) like the newly-formed Morris County Central Labor Council, which is responsible for Morris, Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon Counties.…

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Get Involved: Charter School Program Act Review

What impact have charter schools had in your district? What should state legislators and those responsible for regulating charter schools know as they consider changes to the law?

It has been more than twenty years since the enactment of the Charter School Program Act of 1995, the law establishing charter schools in New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is embarking in a statewide review of the charter law to gather public feedback to identify “which priorities are most important to those impacted by charter schools in New Jersey.”

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American Federation of Teachers NJ Endorses Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate

The American Federation of Teachers New Jersey has released its endorsement of Senator Bob Menendez for U.S. Senate.

“I am incredibly proud to have the support of the tens of thousands of dedicated educators and AFT members across New Jersey,” said Sen. Menendez. “Education is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential, and when we invest in our teachers, we invest in the next generation of leaders and innovators.…

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