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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4680 on: April 04, 2024, 01:36:25 PM »
The union couldn't care less if teachers are fired, if not for the fact that membership and associated membership-dues income will go down. I've been working with unions for several decades, and the ONLY thing they care about is their own pockets. 

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4681 on: April 04, 2024, 01:42:00 PM »
The union couldn't care less if teachers are fired, if not for the fact that membership and associated membership-dues income will go down. I've been working with unions for several decades, and the ONLY thing they care about is their own pockets. 

And power!

Both of those shrink with fewer kids in public school.
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4682 on: April 04, 2024, 02:16:21 PM »
Seems like the tuition relief bill is in serious peril, and would need a miracle to pass. It garnered a lot of attention, and thus the opposition of the progressives, including the powerful teacherís union.

See the leading story in todayís Politico NJ Playbook.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/newjerseyplaybook

But weíve seen miracles before so Iím not giving up hope.
they should look at ny. Lately there has been vouchers. Itís just not straight up voucher program. Instead itís to help working parents with after care or child care.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4683 on: April 04, 2024, 02:33:02 PM »
Didn't realize Illinois was considered a red state.......
And they stopped it

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4684 on: April 04, 2024, 02:33:33 PM »
And they stopped it
Was a big blow to agudah

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4685 on: April 04, 2024, 03:49:30 PM »
A few points.

1. It's possible that this is just the first bill, and more could be coming. All he needs is one bill to pass and we get relief. It can be framed and structured in many different ways.

2. Opposition was expected. The teachers union does not want any money going to private schools, because they want every available dollar to go into the public school system. The point was that despite opposition, they can try to get it passed if they have a strong enough coalition.

3. Following point 2, there is a pretty wide coalition here. It's not just Jews pushing this forward, it's Muslims and Hispanics also speaking up.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4686 on: April 04, 2024, 05:58:23 PM »
A few points.

1. It's possible that this is just the first bill, and more could be coming. All he needs is one bill to pass and we get relief. It can be framed and structured in many different ways.

2. Opposition was expected. The teachers union does not want any money going to private schools, because they want every available dollar to go into the public school system. The point was that despite opposition, they can try to get it passed if they have a strong enough coalition.

3. Following point 2, there is a pretty wide coalition here. It's not just Jews pushing this forward, it's Muslims and Hispanics also speaking up.

point 2 = point 1. Meaning once you understand point 2, then you should understand that this is all procedural. Unless of course, someone wants to be cynical. Then it's much more beneficial to ignore the obvious.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #4688 on: Today at 10:56:55 AM »
https://lakewoodalerts.com/first-report-state-officials-reject-all-boe-loans-including-lakewoods-104-million-loan-request/

Wowza

https://www.app.com/story/news/education/2024/04/12/jackson-schools-aid-cut-s2/73125771007/

Well-written article. accurately points to the funding formula and ELL and doesn't go for the blood libel of blaming the Jews. The article shows where this is an issue across the state (Brick, Lacey etc. Not exactly Jewish hotbeds). Jackson has been dealing with a large influx of Spanish-speaking families which is which is largely driving the ELL issue.