Op-Ed: Pensions, Politics, and the New Jersey Education Association

By Michael Lilley

New Jersey’s public pension and health-benefit system is a looming disaster that threatens the future of the state. According to my research and a recent report by WNYC – under new, more realistic accounting standards, the total amount of the state’s unfunded public-pension and retiree healthcare liabilities is $253 billion. The state budget is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Better Education for Kids Launches Radio Ad To Promote Education Reform


B4K Calls for Bipartisan Common Sense Changes to New Jersey’s Public School System

New Brunswick (June 22, 2011) – Better Education for Kids (B4K), a 501(c)(4) organization, launched a new statewide radio ad this morning.

The ad, which begins the second campaign launched by the organization this month, calls for bipartisan common sense changes to New Jersey’s public education system.

“We need a new way forward in New Jersey. It’s time to end politics as usual and give parents, students and concerned citizens a real voice in this debate. Every child deserves to receive a first-rate education and an opportunity to succeed in the 21st century. We need to act now and make New Jersey’s public school system a national model for student achievement. It’s time to end special interest domination of our public education system and put our children’s interests first,” said Derrell Bradford, Executive Director of Better Education for Kids.

B4K believes student achievement should be the first priority of the New Jersey school system. Every student should have the opportunity to learn from a great teacher and every school should have a great principal. We need to elevate the teaching profession so that great teachers and principals are rewarded with merit pay and tenure becomes a significant professional milestone!

The ad can be heard on: www.b4njkids.org

Better Education for Kids (B4K) is an independent non-profit organization established to

promote education reform in New Jersey.


B4K is a 501(c)(4) organization under the Internal Revenue Code and is not affiliated with

any political group or committee.

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Press Release | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »