While I’m in Chicago searching for new ways to enhance New Jersey’s charter school industry, I hope that you’re doing well in New Jersey or from wherever you’re reading this blog! I was scanning through my archive of information that I’d eventually like to post on this blog and I came across the video below. What strikes me in the video is the discussion about money. What the hell does the NJEA do with all of the money that it collects from its members? In a state where charter schools aren’t even funded equally on a dollar-for-dollar basis, but the vast majority achieve higher academic results than their district neighbors, I think the taxpayer has a right to know where the $130 million that the NJEA collects in dues goes each year.
Listen up, particularly, around the 1 minute mark when Governor Christie starts talking about the truth about the “it’s about the kids” argument. In the Governor’s own words, “It’s easy to say it’s about the kids when…” Watch the video below to find out how the Governor finishes that line!
Enough is enough of the same old crap in New Jersey’s broken education system. The time has come to fully fund charter schools and to break the unnecessary (and, frankly useless) statewide teachers’ union. There’s no need for a statewide association when countywide and local teachers’ unions are the source of the state group’s power. Break the NJEA now and save the future of education in New Jersey!