With Governor Phil Murphy set to visit the White House to brainstorm ending the instructor scarcity with President Biden, Senate Republican Chief Steve Oroho provided some suggestions that might save him the journey:
#1 – Finish remaining COVID-19 mandates that do nothing. Why ought to lecturers in Newark who’ve a troublesome sufficient job should be the masks police for an additional yr?
#2 – Cease forcing lecturers to be woke warriors within the progressive technique of utilizing colleges to indoctrinate children. Let lecturers deal with English, science, and math as a substitute of gender identification and intercourse.
#3 – Inform the NJEA to cease attempting to encourage lecturers to wade into controversial points unnecessarily that solely will increase battle with dad and mom and results in burn out. Possibly cease internet hosting applications for lecturers like “Teaching Is Political: Advocating and Organizing for Social Change.” The NJEA must be encouraging lecturers to companion with dad and mom, not attacking them as extremists.
#4 – Restore college funding to the practically 200 districts that had their state help reduce within the Democrats’ finances. Slicing the variety of lecturers these districts can afford to maintain on payroll is one solution to artificially scale back the instructor scarcity, but it surely isn’t an answer that helps children or improves training.
“If we let lecturers deal with core topics and stopped pushing them to be social justice warriors and COVID-19 police, they’d be extra more likely to have constructive interactions with college students and their dad and mom and discover satisfaction of their jobs,” stated Oroho (R-Sussex). “As an alternative, New Jersey Democrats and the NJEA are pushing lecturers into pointless conflicts with dad and mom over controversial points whereas the administration is reducing funding to a whole bunch of faculty districts. Governor Murphy doesn’t want to go to the White Home to know the issues he’s creating in Trenton for our kids’s lecturers.”