On November 15, 2016, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) filed a motion to intervene in HG v. Harrington, a lawsuit filed by six Newark parents challenging the constitutionality of the state’s “fist in, last out” quality-blind teacher layoff law.
Click here to read the motion filed by the NJEA with the Mercer County Superior Court of New Jersey.
Click here to read the statement issued by NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer on the motion to intervene.
Partnership for Educational Justice Executive Director Ralia Polechronis released the following statement:
“The NJEA has got it completely wrong. Newark parents filed HG v. Harrington on behalf of their kids because they know the incredible value of strong teachers and they don’t want an outdated law to prevent students from having the most effective teachers. The union’s position on this issue is misguided and ultimately hurts not only students, but public school teachers as well.”
– Ralia Polechronis, Executive Director, Partnership for Educational Justice
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