Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jersey Jazzman: Once Again, @GovChristie Treats Education Policy Like a Joke

Jersey Jazzman: Once Again, @GovChristie Treats Education Policy Like a Joke:

Once Again, @GovChristie Treats Education Policy Like a Joke

I have a piece over at NJ Spotlight about Chris Christie's insane school funding proposal. If there is an upside to this madness, it's that we just might finally have a serious discussion about how education funding really works in this state. Obviously, I'm going to have a lot more to say about this, so stand by.

But before I do, I want to remind everyone of one immutable truth: Chris Christie has never been serious abut education policy. If you doubt me, just look at the very first piece of propaganda he's put out in support of his "Fairness Formula."

Christie went to the home of a South Plainfield family and literally sat at their kitchen table and pitched his scheme. Toward the end, Christie spoke to the family's 10-year-old son:




Governor Christie:  Aiden how you doing man? You’ve been hanging in there during all this, is it all right? What are you doing over the summer? 
Aiden Carlisle: Summer baseball and summer soccer. 
Governor Christie: Great. Have fun this summer. You’ve earned it. You worked hard in school, earn your summer. It’s good. Enjoy it. [emphasis mine]
Really? Young Aiden here has "earned" his summer off? I seem to remember almost exactly Jersey Jazzman: Once Again, @GovChristie Treats Education Policy Like a Joke:



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