Appointment for NJEA head

Joyce Powell, the president of the New Jersey Education Association President, which is always in the midst of New Jersey politics, has been elected to a three-year term  to the Executive Committee of the National Education Association by delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly in San Diego. 

By the way, and this is a great segue, the documentary,  “The Cartel,” which traces the power of the state’s teachers’ union, will have its next showing on July 14 in Deal.

“I am very excited to serve as a member of the NEA Executive Committee,” said Powell. “I’ve spent my career as a public education advocate and I’m eager to take that advocacy to the national level where I can serve NEA members across country.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

6 Responses to Appointment for NJEA head

  1. P says:

    Translation – My union, under my leadership, has been the leading cause of skyrocketing property taxes in NJ and I hope to do the same for the rest of America.

    With any luck, I can also export the worst of NJ’s public education system – Abbott and the SCC. The sooner I screw up the other states, the faster people will realize that things CAN be worse elsewhere and stop leaving the state in droves. Too bad it won’t be in time to save JonBoy.

  2. Ron says:

    Great segue Fred.

  3. soothsayer says:

    How many teachers can afford to purchase a home in Deal?

  4. Probably not all that many, but I bet many supers and other administrators can.

  5. P says:

    Actually, a married couple that both teach for about 15 years could easily be earning between $150 and $175K per year, with summers off (or available to earn more $$). I think that would easily support a home in Deal.

  6. Soothsayer says:

    The average price of a home in Deal is 2 million dollars. That was according to a May 2009 report. The only educators in Deal are cleaning those homes in the summer months…

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