Quote of the Day

A Hamilton Township Education Association member to HTEA President Fred Schwartz on his decision to refuse a salary freeze and disallow a membership vote on the matter:
“Please explain how Mr. Schwartz and the HTEA feel that it is professionally, or for that matter morally, acceptable for them to make a decision for the entire union without allowing the teachers to vote,” said one of the teachers who requested anonymity for fear of retribution.

“I have spoken to hundreds of teachers and other staff who state that they would be more than willing to donate some sort of concession or freeze in order to save the 70 young teachers’ lives that are now ruined; but yet, they get no say, no vote, no nothing,” the pink-slipped instructor said. “How are these 70 young teachers suppose to get a job in New Jersey now?” (The Trentonian.)