Teachers Pressured to Donate to Campaign Fund Linked to North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco

Meanwhile, the News 4 I-Team has obtained a recording of the mayor telling Democrats that “Channel 4 is behaving like criminals” after News 4 broadcast reports of his administration’s alleged corruption and cronyism

By Jonathan Dienst, David Paredes, Erica Jorgensen and Ron Campbell

“Our students’ education is too important to play politics with,” Donna M. Chiera, president of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey, said in a statement to News 4. “Educators… should not be coerced to donating to campaigns with the promise of favor or threat of retaliation.”

Chiera called for “employment based on qualifications, credentials and merit rather than nepotism, cronyism or donations to political candidates.”

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