By Elana Knopp
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Sheila Oliver met with educators from four communities Monday to discuss solutions for improving New Jersey’s public schools.
The educator roundtable, held at Newark’s AFT–Newark Teachers Union headquarters, offered teachers representing public schools in Newark, Perth Amboy, North Bergen, and Garfield a chance to share ideas for improving education and to voice their concerns regarding the current state of public education.
The NTU represents teachers, aides and clerks in the state’s largest school district. AFT New Jersey represents approximately 30,000 education workers from pre-kindergarten through higher education. Teachers at the roundtable were from four districts represented by the AFT in New Jersey.