What We’re Watching:  NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Keynote Address

By Education Next 12/07/2010

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C-SPAN is featuring the keynote address delivered by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week at a national summit on education reform hosted by former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.

For more on the summit, see The Huffington Post.

HT: Jay P. Green’s Blog

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  • Ferdek says:

    News Bulletin: Christie has spent very little time engaging the public school administrators, teachers, teacher unions or parents of public school children. His children do not attend public school. Bottom line: he is woefully lacking any firsthand understanding of the problems facing NJ public schools and virtually no real appreciation for what challenges effective teachers face day in and day out in NJ. But he has decided to use his bully pulpit to bash and belittle anyone associated with public education. Are there problems? For sure. But this Governor has dropped any pretense of civility in solving these problems. He is worse than a “bull in the china shop” he is also both uninformed and unsympathetic to anything other than his political aspirations. He loves celebrity but shuns civility. He loves bashing but deplores real engagement of ideas. He would rather hobnob with Oprah and her gang of celebs rather than spend even a day in an excellent public school like say Millburn or Ridgewood or Montclair or Rumson. Why? Because he would actually have to think about different opinions and he just hasn’t gotten the humility to do that.

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