National teachers’ group to hold meeting in North Bergen

NORTH BERGEN AND BEYOND – The American Federation of Teachers, an organization that represents 1.5 million educators, paraprofessionals, and other school-related personnel, will hold a press conference Monday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. in North Bergen High School at 7417 Kennedy Blvd. ATF President Randi Weingarten will join with U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman, D-N.J., and State Sen. Nick Sacco in order to vocalize their support for the passing of the American Jobs Act, which would provide funds to modernize and repair 35,000 schools.
“North Bergen High School is attempting to prepare students for a 21st century knowledge economy in a 40-year-old antiquated building with small, overcrowded classrooms. The jobs bill would provide the money to modernize North Bergen High to the standards that we expect of our students,” Weingarten said. –Stephen LaMarca

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