Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Teachers union leader urges Chris Christie to apologize to teacher he yelled at

Teachers union leader urges Chris Christie to apologize to teacher he yelled at:

Teachers union leader urges Chris Christie to apologize to teacher he yelled at

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), asking him to apologize to a teacher whom he yelled atduring a campaign event a few days before he won re-election this week and saying that he had no right to “bully her in such a hostile and intimidating way for simply asking a question.”
The teacher, Melissa Tomlinson, had asked him this: “Why do you continue to spread the myth that our schools and teachers are failing?” He responded by saying, “Because they are!” and he told her, “I am tired of you people. What do you want?” (You can read about that here.)
This wasn’t the first time Christie has gone after teachers; you can read about that here.
Following is the text of the letter that Weingarten wrote to Christie,  and after that is a partial transcript of a conversation that Christie had with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday about the incident.
Here’s the text of the letter:
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-6000
Dear Governor Christie:
To stand in front of the voters, ask for their support and win decisively, as you did yesterday in your re-election, deserves to be acknowledged and congratulated. But to stand in front of a public school teacher, as you did a few days before the election, and bully her in such a hostile and intimidating way for simply asking a 

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