Phil Murphy is a unionista through and through. Teachers unions hate private schools. So naturally Phil Murphy’s first budget includes two big F-U’s to private school students.
The Governor’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (2018-2019 school year) cut the ceiling for nonpublic school transportation from $1,000 to $884.00. Last year, the Legislature increased that ceiling to $1,000 per pupil.
Busing costs way more than $1,000 per year. Try $2550 for my daughter. I pay more than $16,000 in property taxes for which I receive virtually no benefit from the government school. Leave it to Murphy The Unionista to take away the meager crumbs I was getting.
But wait, there’s more. Murphy doesn’t want private schools to have nurses. He’s eliminating their funding. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Your kid gets sick in private school? Too bad, no nurse for you!
Also, the funding for Nonpublic School Nursing and Technology accounts that were provided by the Legislature for the 2017-2018 school year (a total of $3.8 million) were cut by Governor Murphy in the proposed FY 2019 State Budget.
Meanwhile he’s throwing money at the teachers union so they can expand preschools to include more illegal aliens.
The New Jersey Catholic Conference is outraged by Murphy’s attack on their students. You should be too. Will my rubber-stamp state representatives stand up for us? I won’t hold my breath. Dick Codey hates private schools even more than Murphy does. And John McKeon and Mila Jasey haven’t had an original thought in their entire lives.
So now I have one more reason to shake the dirt of this god-forsaken state off my feet and move out.
And the Star-Ledger is scandalized!
A Mount Laurel teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a marriage license in New Jersey with his partner, NBC Philadelphia reported.
Michael Griffin, a teacher at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pa., was told by the school that his decision “contradicts the terms of his teaching contract.” He first posted about his termination on Facebook Friday morning.
The school’s headmaster, Fr. James McCloskey, confirmed Griffin’s termination in a statement obtained by NBC10:
“Unfortunately, this decision contradicts the terms of his teaching contract at our school, which requires all faculty and staff to follow the teachings of the Church as a condition of their employment. In discussion with Mr. Griffin, he acknowledged that he was aware of this provision, yet he said that he intended to go ahead with the ceremony. Regretfully, we informed Mr. Griffin that we have no choice but to terminate his contract effective immediately.”
Rather than repent, Mr. Griffin is publicly pouting.
“I feel hurt, saddened, betrayed and except for this post, am at a loss for words,” Griffin said in a post on his Facebook page Friday. In a separate post on Saturday, he thanked everyone for their “messages of love and support.”
Canon 915, Mr. Griffin. Yes, it applies to you too.
Father Z posts the warning. Alas I already heard the bad news, direct from the principal at my daughter’s school. “Common Core,” where 3 x 4 = 11, is the new curriculum in town. The Archdiocese has mandated it.
Welcome to ObamaMath, where it’s the effort that counts, and nobody really cares whether or not you get the right answer.
It’s the New Math drivel of my childhood, repackaged by our betters in Washington, D.C., to further ensnare our children in a vortex of mediocrity.
There’s an old math joke — 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
Now thanks to Common Core, 5 is the right answer. Even in Catholic school.
Speaking in Ireland yesterday, Dear Leader slandered Catholic education.
President Barack Obama (above), repeated the oft disproved claim that Catholic education increases division in front of an audience of 2000 young people, including many Catholics, at Belfast’s Waterfront hall when he arrived in the country this morning.
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” the US president said.
I’d invite him to visit my daughter’s Catholic school to see “fear and resentment” up close. But he wouldn’t understand the sarcasm.
OK, my liberal friends, go ahead and tell he he’s “my president” too. Go ahead. He clearly has a vendetta against the Catholic Church, and by extension me, and my daughter. This latest incident is proof, beyond a reasonable doubt.