For head of teachers union, Race to the Top grant read more like a contract than an application

By Carly Berwick


Greco’s refusal may offer insight as to how contract negotiations between teachers and the administration might proceed in other districts, after the landmark Newark Teachers Union agreement this fall. The NTU OK’d key terms sought by the state, chiefly a two-tiered salary system based on performance pay.

Critics of the deal called the NTU a pushover. But Greco’s letter signaled Jersey City schoolteachers might not be so accommodating to state demands.


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