These teacher union goons, a core constituency of the Democratic Party, really care about the children, don’t they? Poor kids are mired in failing schools and any attempt at escaping the doom through vouchers is met with fierce resistance.
This jerk has no place being associated with educating children, but unfortunately this is what we’re stuck with.
Gov. Chris Christie and the executive director of the state’s largest teachers union today called on each other to resign, in an escalation of a nasty feud between the Republican governor and the New Jersey Education Association.
The volley began when Christie lashed out at the union official, Vincent Giordano, for a comment he made on the NJTV program “New Jersey Capital Report” on Sunday about school vouchers, which would provide students public money to attend private schools.
Commenting about how the poor can’t always attend private and charter schools, Giordano said, “Life’s not always fair and I’m sorry about that.”
Earlier in the conversation, he had said poor parents should have access to the same options as those who can afford to send their children to high-performing schools: “We don’t say you can’t take your kid out of the public school. We would argue not and we would say, ‘Let’s work more closely and more harmoniously.’ ”
But Christie called Giordano’s comment outrageous and said if Giordano didn’t resign, Barbara Keshishian, president of the education association, should fire him.
“I cannot express how disgusted I am by that statement by the head of the largest teachers union in our state,” he said at a press conference in Westfield, “but I also have to tell you I’m not the least bit surprised because I think it so succinctly captures what their real position is.”
Then the governor took a personal swipe: “As Vince drives out of the palace on State Street in his big luxury car and his $500,000 salary. I’m sure life’s really fair for him, and if Vince’s kids were in a failing school district he could afford to send them to any school in New Jersey that could help them succeed.”
The NJEA thugs then turn around and criticize Christie for supporting Mitt Romney and use a quote take out of context. They can’t defend this buffoon Giordano so they change the subject.