Governor Chris Christie gives remarks regarding teachers and the teachers Union, the NJEA during a Town Hall Meeting in Robbinsville, NJ.
Christie explained that his fight is not against teachers. It is against the NJEA. Christie cited this stat: a teacher who is in the union, pays $730 a year to join. If a teacher doesn’t want to join the union, they pay 85% of the $730 per year, to not join.
That money raises $130 million a year to pay for lobbyists, to stare down the legislature. They also spend the money, as well as tax payer money from NJ residents from property taxes and other taxes to buy ads attacking the governor.
Here’s the clip:
I found another good 4-minute clip from a different education policy speech at the Heritage Foundation, too.
The full speech from the American Federation for Children Policy Summit is in 4 clips on YouTube:
And you can learn more about how school choice helps students to learn, and parents to get their money’s worth.
I love policy. The quickest way to a man’s heart is tax policy and education policy and foreign policy.