Yes, this is true. NJEA failed to endorse NJ-7’s Ed Potosnak. I don’t get it either. A few facts: Ed has a graduate degree in education from Rutgers, where he also taught student teachers & teachers retooling their skills how to use technology to get kids more excited about science lessons. This is something he put in practice himself as a chemistry teacher at Bridgewater-Raritan HS, which is where he won an Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and used it to work on federal education policy with Rep. Mike Honda of California. Hello?
– – promoted by Rosi
(Morristown) – October 1st, 2010 – On Friday, the New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee voted to endorse Douglas Herbert for Congress in New Jersey’s Eleventh Congressional District. Douglas Herbert is the only New Jersey Congressional challenger that they chose to endorse.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for Herbert’s candidacy, and I think he’d be far, far better than Little Lord Frelinghuysen, who is such a “moderate” that he voted to impeach Bill Clinton.
No, my issue – once again – is how the NJEA can get behind Herbert but can’t muster up support for the clearly superior candidate in NJ-7, Ed Potosnak – a TEACHER in the district!!!
Barbara Keshishian, the NJEA President, said, “Each of our endorsed candidates has distinguished himself or herself by advocating for great public schools, public school employees, and for the 1.4 million New Jersey schoolchildren our members educate.”
Yeah, and the one you DIDN’T endorse actually teaches those kids!
Honestly, Barbara – what the hell? Potosnak’s opponent, Leonard Lance, said teaching jobs saved by the recent federal funds were “negligible.” Are you OK with this?
I met Ed last month, and he is a great person and will be a great congressman. Get your act together, NJEA, and get behind this guy.