the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, everyone in the Village remembers the contract talks for teachers salaries. Over the years there have been threats to strike , non signing of recommendation letters and so on, but this takes the cake yesterday the Star-Ledger reported the NJEA president Ed Richardson is making $1.2 million in salary and benefits .
Once again New Jersey taxpayers are sucker punched and teachers are forced to cough up almost $1000 in union dues for Richardson and his buddies at the top to play around with. Property taxes go higher and people vote with their feet.
Only in a state like New Jersey can an organization like NJEA continue to exist unfettered without ever having to answer to anyone about its unfettered power and intimidation.