Trenton Education Association Spars With NJEA on Charter School

Trenton Education Association union officials cannot see the New Jersey Education Association’s (NJEA) decision to support charter schools is simply a power play to grab keep members, and for the time being, nonmembers. David Foster has the story in the Trentonian.

But there is an all-out war brewing in the capital city between the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Trenton Education Association (TEA), which is the capital city teachers union.

NJEA recently signed on to support the International Academy of Trenton Charter School (IAT), which is facing closure of the end of June due to poor performance. Teachers at IAT unionized within the past year and they are represented by NJEA — one of only 17 charters schools in New Jersey to be aligned with the state’s powerful union.