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Teacher’s Unions

New Push for Education Reform in Jersey

September 29, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is turning his focus once again to the New Jersey education system (which is, by the way, already one of the best in the nation).  Instead of his attack on the teacher’s unions, he’s taking aim at the way New Jersey funds teacher pay in the Garden State.  It’s all [...]

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Note to Self: Don’t Put Jokes Wishing for the Death of My Governor in Official Memos

April 10, 2010

I think the title says it all. In New Jersey, the Bergen County Education Association President Joseph Coppola passed this joke along in an official email to some 17,000 members: “Dear lord, this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my [...]

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The Central Falls Precedent

February 24, 2010

I lived in Rhode Island for about 24 years.  I can say without hesitation that Central Falls is one of the worst square miles one could find outside of Detroit.  One doesn’t drive through it… you find ways to drive around it!  OK, that’s a little exaggeration (nothing in the developed world is nearly as [...]

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Fighting Back over School Choice

March 6, 2009

One of the provisions in the Omnibus Spending Bill would remove a scholarship in Washington, D.C., which allow qualified minorities and underprivileged children to attend private schools.   This provision has been under attack by the teacher’s union for a long time, and the Democrats are now trying to take it away, thus hurting the very [...]

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