Teachers blocking in-person learning: NJEA issues statement advocating remote-only for September

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – If your child’s teacher wants to go back to school, they will need to speak up quickly. Although the rate of transmission of COVID-19 dropped below the key benchmark of 1.0, teacher unions are demanding the Governor keeps the doors closed to local students next month.

According to the teachers union website NJEA, on site learning is out of the question. They leaned on a recent statement to go remote only from the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) “Despite every effort to find ways to bring students safely into school, they have concluded that the only safe way to open school this fall is to begin remotely. New Jersey should heed their warning that our schools lack the resources, the guidance and the preparation time needed to ensure that our schools are safe enough for the students we all care so deeply about. I’ve raised those same issues many times, and I’m glad the education community is united in our determination to safely educate our students this fall.” stated NJEA President Marie Blistan. 

Governor Murphy has remained committed to in-person learning. During his regular press conference today, he was asked about the issue and had nothing further to share on his position to reopen schools.

Janelle B. Smith

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