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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:38 PM

Chris Christie’s Education Plan Is Shocking - He wants to give to the rich and take from

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/06/chris_christie_s_shockingly_regressive_education_plan.html
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On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a speech that sounded commonsensical. “No child in this state is worth more state aid than another,” he said. He suggested equalizing per-student education funding across New Jersey so every public school, whether in a suburb or city, receives $6,599 in state aid per child. “Every child has potential. Every child has goals. Every child has dreams. No child’s dreams are less worthy than any others,” Christie said.

This might sound like a civil rights speech—a plea to provide more opportunities to the neediest kids. In fact, if enacted, Christie’s proposal would amount to a huge giveaway to the children and families who are already thriving in New Jersey while hurting the kids who most need a leg up. With this plan, the governor hopes to lower taxes and end a state program that sends extra money to schools that educate at-risk children. Lest you have any doubt about whom Christie is trying to protect with his “equalization” plan, consider the fact that although his proposal would cut supplemental funding for poor children and English language learners, it would continue to send extra money to children with learning disabilities—a group, unlike the other two, that is majority white.

Here’s how Christie’s proposal would work in practice: Hillsborough Township, the leafy suburb where he delivered his speech, is 78 percent white, 8 percent Latino, and 5 percent black. Its education funding would increase by 86 percent under Christie’s plan. In high-poverty Newark, which is 84 percent black and Latino, funding would decrease by a devastating 69 percent.

That a member of the Republican presidential nominee’s inner circle has made such a proposal is frankly terrifying. Christie’s plan is a deeply regressive one that would overturn a half-century of bipartisan consensus that poor children need extra educational resources.

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malaise Jun 2016 OP
Faux pas Jun 2016 #1
malaise Jun 2016 #2
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TeamPooka Jun 2016 #4
pansypoo53219 Jun 2016 #5
TheBlackAdder Jun 2016 #6

Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:47 PM

1. He's a gigantic pig

who's a pig like the rest of those pigs on the right (wrong) side. I wouldn't expect anything less from him.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:51 PM

2. This is way more than pig (and he is a gigantic pig)

This is frightening racist RW madness. This is creating a model that fills up the conveyor belt to the private prisons for individuals - read racist white men and women.

They have got to be stopped.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 03:56 PM

3. You are right, for sure.

Pig was the nicest word I could come up with. There really aren't adequate words. Racist, bigoted, chauvinistic, un empathetic assholes! How's that?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:01 PM

4. Christies New Jersey must look like PLEASANTVILLE in his mind's eye. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 04:16 PM

5. he IS a trumpie.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:03 PM

6. The former school outsourcing lobbyist, still invested in one firm, lost $400M from his incompetence

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In a state where the average EYP and PYP grades average $16,000 and and additional $800 in transportation costs, that is just a drop in the bucket. Many of the cities and several of the southern towns, near AC and Vineland are experiencing an exodus of skilled labor. This leaves behind shells of towns that have no real income source, especially enough to pay for decent schooling. He is effectively forsaking the children, which will continue to cause these areas to spiral into a deeper abyss of social and financial woe. Most of these schools are ancient, dilapidated and some still sport asbestos.


This sounds just like the way he fucked over the police in Camden City. He created a Camden County Police Department, and gave existing officers the option of joining at a substantial cut in pay and benefits. Right now, the starting salary is NJ Adjusted Poverty Rates (roughly $32K) for a police officer. And the pay advancements are just as anemic. This new CCPD is trying to take over other townships, selling their lower costs to residents, with similar terms for existing officers, take a 40% cut in pay or leave. Now, you have police officers who pull you over and their main concern isn't safety or their job, it's whether they can make next month's rent or pay for food.


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