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 ideas that would save him the journey:
#1 – Finish remaining COVID-19 mandates that do nothing. Why ought to academics in Newark who’ve a troublesome sufficient job should be the masks police for one more yr?
#2 – Cease forcing academics to be woke warriors within the progressive technique of utilizing colleges to indoctrinate youngsters. Let academics give attention to English, science, and math as a substitute of gender id and intercourse.
#3 – Inform the NJEA to cease attempting to encourage academics 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 academics like “Teaching Is Political: Advocating and Organizing for Social Change.” The NJEA ought to be encouraging academics to accomplice with dad and mom, not attacking them as extremists.
#4 – Restore faculty funding to the practically 200 districts that had their state support minimize within the Democrats’ finances. Reducing the variety of academics these districts can afford to maintain on payroll is one solution to artificially cut back the instructor scarcity, but it surely isn’t an answer that helps youngsters or improves schooling.
“If we let academics give attention to core topics and stopped pushing them to be social justice warriors and COVID-19 police, they’d be extra prone to have constructive interactions with college students and their dad and mom and discover satisfaction of their jobs,” mentioned Oroho (R-Sussex). “As a substitute, New Jersey Democrats and the NJEA are pushing academics into pointless conflicts with dad and mom over controversial points whereas the administration is chopping funding to a whole lot of college districts. Governor Murphy doesn’t want to go to the White Home to grasp the issues he’s creating in Trenton for our kids’s academics.”