Toms River- NJEA Sets Sights on Ocean County College in Latest Call for Resignations in New Jersey Education Battleground
It’s just the latest round of shots being fired by the New Jersey Education Association, and this time, they’re not aimed at Governor Chris Christie. The NJEA has switched targets today, calling for Ocean County College President Jon H. Larson to resign. While calling for official resignations has become en vogue in recent months in New Jersey politics, the NJEA claims Larson is operating a pay to play scheme after the union rejected the college’s last contract proposal, according to an article today in the Asbury Park Press.
In a motel news conference in Toms River, the NJEA called for Larson’s resignation along with members of the college Board of Trustees, administrators and perhaps anyone else who they can get rid of in order to gain a more favorable union contract with college, it seems.
The information, the NJEA claims, was provided by whistle-blower Joseph Reilly, the former purchasing manager for OCC who was had been recently terminated.
“The NJEA is exploiting false and unfounded allegations made by a disgruntled former employee whose position was eliminated last year as part of a reduction in force that provided significant savings for the college, students and taxpayers,” OCC said in statement.