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Monday, November 8, 2010

Gov. Christie to Group of Students: I'm Not the One Keeping You Down, Teacher's Unions Are

After hearing all of the propaganda coming from teacher's unions, students are worried about how New Jersey Governor Christie's "war" against unions are affecting their own teachers. So, some students recently questioned Christie about it. Christie responded by saying that he's not hurting their quality of education the unions are, and he's not going after the union not the individual teachers:

Gov. Chris Christie took his fight with the state’s largest teachers union directly to the kids today, telling a room full of Trenton students their schools were short on supplies because of greedy teachers union officials — not state aid cuts.

"There’s a lot of really great teachers in the state," said Christie. "But their union cares more about how much they get paid than they care about how well you learn."

A spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association said the remark was ironic considering the governor’s April statement that teachers were using students as "drug mules" by discussing state aid  cuts with them.

"The governor apparently has a double standard, because he claimed that teachers were using kids as drug mules," said NJEA spokesman Steve Wollmer. "Now he’s speaking directly to children about matters political."

Let's all go back to that "drug mules" comment and put it into context:

“Scaring students in the classroom, scaring parents with the notes home in the bookbags, and the mandatory ‘Project Democracy Homework’ asking your parents about what they’re going to do in the school board election, and reporting back to your teachers union representatives, using the students like drug mules to carry information back to the classroom, is reprehensible.”

h/t Cubachi

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