More N.J. adults are flunking the GED. Here’s why.

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for

When test makers overhauled the GED nearly four years ago, they said the new computerized version of the high school equivalency test would be a better, more accurate exam than the old pencil-and-paper version.

But, fewer New Jerseyans are taking the GED — and significantly more are failing — in the wake of the 2014 makeover of the test, according to a new report by Rutgers University researchers.…

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April 12 Day of Action for Higher Education and a Fair Contract

The Council of New Jersey State College Locals held a “Day of Action” on April 12 in support of its demands for a new contract. Hundreds of faculty, adjunct faculty, librarians and professional staff, joined by students and activists from sister unions, rallied and marched at campuses across the State, drawing attention to the fact that we have been working without a new contract since July 1, 2015.…

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College Professors Fed Up with Lack of Contract

By Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

State college and university professors and staff are fed up. They haven’t had a raise in nearly two years. Today they marched in protest on seven college campuses around the state, in some cases delivering a New Orleans style funeral dirge as they marched.

Montclair State University Adjunct Professor Union President Bob Noonan helped lead his campus’ march.…

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Stockton faculty join statewide rallies for new contract

Diane D’Amico, Staff Writer

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — About 200 Stockton University faculty members, staff and students joined their counterparts at public colleges across the state Wednesday in protesting their lack of a contract after almost two years and what they called an overall lack of support for higher education.

“Our message is simple,” said Tim Haresign, a Stockton professor and president of the Council of State College Locals, AFT/AFL-CIO, which represents the faculty.…

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William Paterson AFT On the March for a Fair Contract

Quality Faculty Deserve a Quality Contract

Photos: Milton Eng

More than 150 full-time and adjunct faculty, professional staff and students demonstrated at William Paterson University calling for a fair deal for workers in state contract negotiations and protesting the lack of shared governance and transparency at the university. AFT members have been working without a state contract since July 1, 2015.

The March 2 rally helped raise awareness on campus that faculty, librarians and professional staff at NJ public colleges and universities have suffered economically for years due to health insurance costs exceeding minimal non-competitive salary increases.…

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