Parsippany, NJ - Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, a life-long supporter of improving education and maintaining quality teachers in Garden State schools, was endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) in her re-election to the 26th District covering Morris, Essex and Passaic counties.

“I’m honored to be among the state legislators supported by the NJEA this year. Even before I came into the Legislature in 2012 and landed on the Assembly education committee, I had always been supportive of our hard working teachers and deeply interested in how we are supporting our education system,” said Assemblywoman DeCroce.

“Our teachers deserve our strong support, and that requires the state maintaining public confidence in how we spend more than $13 Billion each year on education services. We must continue to demand transparency and accountability on how the state is spending those tax dollars, most of which are allocated in direct aid to our local school districts,” she added.

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Assemblywoman DeCroce serves on the state Joint Committee on the Public Schools, which provides an ongoing review of public schools, school financing, administration and operations, often resulting in the committee making recommendations for legislative action. She also has served on the Assembly Education Committee, Assembly Higher Education Committee and Assembly Women and Children Committee. Assemblywoman DeCroce has championed transparency and accountability for all education expenditures, including the Schools Development Authority, where recent investigations uncovered the unethical hiring, at exorbitant salaries, of more than 30 people connected to the now-former director.

“I have always taken a bi-partisan approach to resolving issues that come before the Legislature, particularly when it involves our public education system, our students and our teaches. We are at our best when we work to reach consensus to solve problems in this state,” she said.

 

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