Since most members of the public have not been in a classroom for many years, they may not have an accurate understanding of what schools are all about today. The Wayne Education Association is planning to illustrate the experience of teaching by letting the public “walk a mile in our shoes” through our new Teacher for a Day program.
Our guest teachers include:
- Wayne Township Mayor Vergano who will be teaching at Wayne Valley & Hills with teachers Ken Bergen & Steve Hopper
- Passaic County Clerk (and candidate for the NJ Senate) Kristin Corrado who will be at Schuyler Colfax with teacher Ashli Wasik (Social Studies 7th grade)
- Wayne Township Council Member Franco Mazzei who will be at Packanack Elementary with teacher Jessica O’Heir (4th grade)
- CBS News Anchor Alice Gainer who will be at Wayne Valley with teachers Mary Ann Gainer (English) & John Randall (TV Production)
- Steve Rajczyk from AAA who will be at Wayne Valley working with teacher Lauren Ahlert.
- Z100’s Danielle Monaro who will be at Theunis Dey with teacher Lauren Pici (1st Grade).
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- This amendment is fiscally responsible. It does not add a single cent to the state’s pension liability. In fact, it would quickly begin to reduce that liability, providing real relief to taxpayers concerned about the fiscal future of our state.
- By moving to quarterly pension payments, the state will save nearly $13 billion over the next 30 years. This is achieved by generating $8.5 billion in additional investment income from the same contributions, while cutting the unfunded liability by $4.9 billion. The state would be making the exact same contributions but not waiting until the very last day of each fiscal year to do it.
- Public employees have done their part. They have never missed a pension payment. They have never waited until the end of the year and then decided not to pay.
- With this amendment, public employees will not be receiving any new benefit. They will not be receiving any special treatment. They will simply receive what the state promised them and collect the pensions they have earned.
- This amendment is nothing radical or revolutionary. It is simply about following the law. It is about fiscal responsibility. It is about fair treatment of the men and women who have done their part to stabilize the pension system and who just want the state to do the same.
Next Rep. Council Meeting
- June 15, 2016
August 6-8, August 8-10, and August 10-12; if interested in attending, contact the WEA office.
Teacher for a Day- May 23, 2016
Car Fair- June 8th; Wayne Valley, 5 p.m.
If you have any ideas for a workshop, please email Keriann Palmieri at the WEA office at WEAWayne@Verizon.net
If you wish to view the PCEA events and workshops, please go to the following link: http://eapassaic.org/organizer/pcea/
Sweeney urges NJ to pass a constitutional amendment to require that the pension is funded.
See the link below for his article in The Record
The folly of using high-stakes standardized testing has finally been recognized on the federal level and No Child Left Behind has been replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act. This act received bipartisan support and allows individual states to decide how to measure the quality of schools.
See link below for further details.