16 Mar: Turner-Ruiz Bill To Establish Pilot Program To Recruit More Math And Science Teachers Approved By Senate

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairwoman, Senator Shirley K. Turner, and Committee Vice Chair, Senator Teresa Ruiz, which would create an 18-month pilot program to recruit more math and science teachers in New Jersey was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 37-0.

“A quality education is a right, not a privilege, of every child in the State of New Jersey,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “As we prepare the youth of the State for the challenges of tomorrow, we need teachers well-versed in math and the sciences to educate, inspire and mold young minds. This bill would give New Jersey the authority to begin to address the shortage of math and science teachers in our State’s schools, and allow us to remain competitive for the high-paying jobs and research opportunities that depend on an educated workforce.”