New Jersey Education Association
|New Jersey Education Association|
|Leadership:||Barbara Keshishian, President (2011)|
"The mission of the New Jersey Education Association is to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members, and promote a quality system of public education for all students."
"The New Jersey Education Association is a diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in New Jersey."
- Member Advocacy - To preserve and improve the economic interests, working conditions, job security, and pensions of all members.
- Organizing - To strengthen the Association by maximizing membership, developing leadership, and supporting affiliates.
- Enhancing Public Education - To promote and deliver quality professional development for educators. To advance and support policies that enhance and enrich public education.
In 2007, the NJEA donated a total of $163,905 to state senate candidates, and $194,885 to state assembly candidates. It was the 14th and 9th largest donor to state senate and state assembly campaigns, respectively.
The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from the NJEA in 2007 were:
|Nicholas Asselta, State Senator||$10,950|
|Alex DeCroce, State Assemblyman||$10,200|
|Ronald Rice, State Senator||$10,000|
|Bonnie Watson Coleman, State Assemblywoman||$9,000|
|Louis Greenwald, State Assemblyman||$8,800|