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Old 06-02-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Across the country, this is true. This guy is really throwing down the gauntlet and speaking the TRUTH about public schools and the unions that ride roughshod over politicians, parents and students.

RealClearPolitics - Video - Christie: Students Trapped By "Selfish, Greedy" & "Disgraceful" Teacher Unions

In NJ $24,000/pupil?

Incredible.

That $24,000 is needed to pay for the lavish benefits, pensions and health care of the unions.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: PA
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If you want to fix the problem allow people who have kids... School choice and if they send their kids to private school or homeschooling to not pay school tax they can use that money to funded their kids education. :-)
That should fix that issue and create a balanced market schooling at a reasonable price. Or even allow for a tax credit in school supplies of which will allow people to keep more of their earned money which will help their children get an education.

Really the idea that a government job should give you more then any other business or market is insane. I dont think a benefit should be given because you work for the government in fact being that you are dealing with other peoples money via taxes you should realize the waste.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The nation has gone way off track.

This guy knows what to do to get us back on track.
Reduce the size of the governments annual budget, and deficit spending, you will see a booming economy.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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dang.

christie for president!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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Thumbs down whatever happens, don't look at the reality

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Originally Posted by sanrene View Post
Across the country, this is true. This guy is really throwing down the gauntlet and speaking the TRUTH about public schools and the unions that ride roughshod over politicians, parents and students.

RealClearPolitics - Video - Christie: Students Trapped By "Selfish, Greedy" & "Disgraceful" Teacher Unions

In NJ $24,000/pupil?

Incredible.

That $24,000 is needed to pay for the lavish benefits, pensions and health care of the unions.

Of course!

The problem with schools is teachers!

It's all so easy to see!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Of course!

The problem with schools is teachers!

It's all so easy to see!

The teachers are not the problem. You would know that, if you had been taught reading comprehension, from an educated teacher, instead of a union hack that doesn't care.
"We do it for the kids" Yet we are going to scream when they want to cut my $83,000 + full benefits as a teacher just doing it for the kids, to meet a budget shortfall.

Cry me a river.

Just like he said, "You don't have to do it"


The problem is Teacher UNIONS, not the majority of teachers.
The system is corrupt, with our unionized education status.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Of course!

The problem with schools is teachers!

It's all so easy to see!
It is a big part of the problem. They constantly moan and groan about they are in it for the kids, not for the money or the benefits, but when Christie called their bluff they showed their hand. They were offered a deal that would NOT have hurt the kids and the teachers and their unions voted against it proving that they are NOT there for the kids and are there for the easy money and lavish benefits.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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The more I hear from this guy, the more interested I am in him running for President.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Across the country, this is true.
How do you figure? My state does not even have a teachers union.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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How do you figure? My state does not even have a teachers union.

What state is this?



The two major teachers' union organizations in the U.S. are the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) and the NEA (National Education Association). Many local unions affiliate with one, the other, or both.

The NEA has state affiliates in all 50 states. Here's a list of states that also have AFT affiliates:
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Oklahoma
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

See the links below for links to the two organizations' state affiliates.

Hope this helps,

-s-
Source(s):

http://www.aft.org/ (http://www.aft.org/about/fedsites.htm - broken link)
http://www.nea.org/ (http://www.nea.org/aboutnea/affiliates.html - broken link)
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