Principal Cummings, going? and other Trenton bits
Principal faces allegations: The Trentonschool board is meeting tonight to review allegations against Trenton High School annex principal Melvin Cummings.
“He is totally detached from students and teachers,” said Beverly Jones, a social studies teacher who has worked in the Trenton school district for 30 years. “We have fights, we have drug activity, and we have gang members. Mr. Cummings has done nothing within the school regarding the safety and well-being of students or staff.”
It’s the substitute principal who’s actually trying to impose some order.
Still in Trenton, State employee benefits eating up more of budget
New Jersey’s finances are expected to keep getting tighter, and generous pensions and health benefits for public employees are a major reason.
Today, 8 percent of state taxes support the pensions and health benefits for public employees. The benefits are growing so fast that the state estimates that in five years, it will take more than one-fifth of the taxes it collects to cover those costs.
New Jersey, the GM of states, only that GM sells cars while the politicians in Trenton just take you for a ride.
Meanwhile, Enlighten NJ has something Coming to a theater near you? Enlighten’s also Ranking NJ High Schoolsand points out that, while NJ spends an average of $12,202 per student, not one of them made it to the national top-10 list, while Florida, which spends an average of $6,450 per student, has not one, not two, but five in the top-10. Additionally,
Florida outpaces New Jersey in terms of the percent of students passing the AP, as well as, the percent of students taking the tests.
Yes, but how many Olympic-sized swimming pools will you find in Florida’s middle schools?