Governor Christie Schools a Teachers Union Member

Posted: September 10, 2010 in chris christie, governor christie, new jersey, reform agenda, shared sacrifice, teacher's union, teachers

Governor Chris Christie responds to Marie Corfield, an elementary school teacher who stood up at a question-and-answer session with the governor and demanded to know how his reforms would help teachers since his budget cuts had resulted in so many lay-offs. Christie explained why so many teachers laid off in New Jersey. When the Governor called upon teachers to take one-year pay freeze and contribute 1.5% — one-and a half percent! — of their salaries to the cost of their health care (full-family medical, dental, and vision coverage, by the way), the union leaders said “No way. Not a penny.” Result: nearly a billion-dollar shortfall in the budget, which necessitated scads of lay offs. (Had Gov. Christie’s proposal been accepted, the state would have saved more than $700,000,000.) “So who’s really to blame?” he asked: the Governor or the intransigent teachers unions?


Governor Christie Schools a Teacher, posted with vodpod

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