The Education Exchange: “Release Time” Pay for Union Leaders Is Challenged in New Jersey Lawsuit

“The Jersey City School Board is essentially writing a blank check to the union,” says lawyer for two taxpayers who object

Photo of Jon RichesThe director of National Litigation & General counsel for the Goldwater Institute, Jon Riches, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court, which will decide whether taxpayers will be required to pay for teachers’ release time, where teachers work for their unions rather than the school district.

An op-ed by Riches and Justin Meyers, “The N.J. Teachers Who Get Paid Not to Teach,” is available at the Wall Street Journal.

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