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Bloviating Zeppelin: NJ Governor Chris Christie: Test the TEACHERS

Bloviating Zeppelin

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

NJ Governor Chris Christie: Test the TEACHERS

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie -- [man, how I wish we had him as Governator in Fornicalia] -- is on the move again with regard to education. From CBSNewYork:

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (CBS 2) — Determined to turn New Jersey’s education system on its head, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday unveiled a tough-love reform package that will make classroom achievement — not seniority or tenure — the basis for pay hikes and career advancement in Garden State public schools.

Christie is turning his take-no-prisoner’s style to the classroom, demanding a top to bottom overhaul of how New Jersey students learn and teachers teach. And that means undoing tenure, seniority and other union work rules.

And further -- omigawd:

Unqualified teachers will feel the lash. The governor is demanding that teachers in kindergarten through fifth grade actually pass tests in reading and math in order to be certified.

“It might lead to the firing of teachers and principals who hurt our children,” Christie said.

The governor wants to turn the old seniority system inside out and put quality teaching ahead of lack-luster performance. He will:

* Prohibit salary scales based on seniority

* Grant raises based on classroom performance

* Give tenure based on classroom performance

The standard claptrap was spewed by teachers unions and representatives and such:

A spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association attacked the governor’s plan saying that once again he was “trying to implement education reform without any input from educators.”

You want to see how education ACTUALLY works in the Real World of Big Cities, at the hands of so-called "educators"? Watch season four of The Wire.

Mr Christie's bent on education can be viewed below, wherein he slaughters a well-meaning but completely unarmed-with-facts teacher:

Sounds to me like education is about to be shaken to its very core in New Jersey. I say: it's about time.

Please, Mr Christie, couldn't you run for governor in Fornicalia?


Yeah, Christie's fat. BFD. GTFOI. Ideas trump avoirdupois.

"Education" in America is a HUGE scam predicated upon the numbers of BIS (butts in seats). Plain and simple. We are corrupting our kids and corrupting our future. Other countries already know this. They cannot wait to push us aside and take the educational, inventive, intelligent lead. As many countries have already.

The teachers' unions apparently responded and wished Christie dead -- allegedly only in jest:


Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Test the teachers.

De-certify the teacher's union.

Not necessarily in that order...

Wed Sep 29, 05:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I'm with you on that, AJ. As a LEO, I'm constantly under scrutiny. If I don't pass certain tests I am likewise subject to decertification, even in Fornicalia under POST rules, even at my advanced "tenured" age. I, essentially, have NO tenure. Either I qualify with my handgun and shotgun, I pass yearly minimum POST -- AND, now, STC training, or I decertify.


Wed Sep 29, 06:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And if I decertify, I cannot be employed. I am subject to termination no matter my age, status or work history.


Wed Sep 29, 06:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger cj said...

The more I see of Christie, the more I like him.


Wed Sep 29, 08:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Christie is a guy that speaks his mind, takes NO BS of of anyone and he pisses off the Dems...

And he does it without all that annoying *you betcha by golly* folksy crap...

You have asked, "If not Palin, WHO then?"

1. Allen West
2. Chris Christie
3. Mike Pence
4. Bobby Jindal
5. Tim Pawlenty even...

For the love of God and the sake of this nation, the GOP/RNC needs to run a ticket that has something other than an old, washed up, lying piece of shit RINO and a Northwoods Barbie airhead that can 'really turn a phrase' and raise money...

As bad as Hussein Obama is, Palin, on the GOP ticket, in ANY combination, with ANY candidate, is an almost guarantee of Hussein Obama being re-elected...

I don't care WHO it is, the simple fact that they drive the loony left even more crazy is NOT a good reason to make them POTUS...

I piss off the left, maybe I should run... And I can turn a phrase too...

Thu Sep 30, 09:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

And every union in the nation is trying to derail him. California's teachers union for example is donating HUGE funds to anti-Christie people in N.J.

The fact is, N.J is right now a litmus test. IF he is successful, then other states will use that footprint. IF he fails then the staus quo fund sewer continues.

I'm glad my kids got out of school before Obama took over. I'm glad I don't have kids in school now because I'd have to sit in class with them to counter the bullshit.

Thu Sep 30, 01:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

I have a young friend, early twenties, high school graduate, bright, etc., who is poorly educated. His grammar is lacking, his knowledge of history, economics, civics, etc. is terrible. His mother is a career school teacher. If she is unable to see her own child properly educated, what is she doing to other peoples children? I really think she is the norm, not the exception.

Thu Sep 30, 02:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

I hope he is able to pull it off, but it will be years and MANY lawsuits later... sigh...

Thu Sep 30, 03:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Christie is spot on, but the teachers and their unions will fight this every step of the way.

Frankly, I'm not sure that our public education system CAN be saved.

Thu Sep 30, 04:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Robert, and what a litmus test. I wish Law & Order Teacher would weigh in.


Fri Oct 01, 04:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Hey troops, got busy, back on Sunday.


Sat Oct 02, 07:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cj said...

This isn't my blog so I'm not going to get into a protracted discussion about Governor Palin here, but Fred, you sound just like those one the left.


Sat Oct 02, 08:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

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Sat Oct 02, 11:18:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

cj: it's a good thing you don't want to get into a protracted discussion, because you're basically an idiot... Moron is far too nice a terminology for you...

I love the blind loyalty you have to Palin, and the propensity to label anyone that sees through her Drama Queen, Media Whore persona as a libber, but frankly, you are way off base, maybe you really ARE a moron...

Sat Oct 02, 11:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cj said...


I'm impressed.


Sat Oct 02, 05:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bumps Stump said...

Three cheers.
Thumbs up.
Finally someone understands.
Merit counts.
Competition builds.
Rewards encourage.
Accomplishment earns pride.

Blo . . If this guy is for real . . how can we help?


Mon Oct 04, 10:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bumps Stump said...

Hey Texas Fred . . . It's okay to be an opinionated guy who can't seem to keep his brain out of the gutter. It's NOT okay to condemn other people because they don't get down there and slither with you.

Your diatribe message to cj is plain out of order and your characterization of Sarah Palin is not worthy of such a brilliant guy. You've done better.

There are a number of reasonable people out there who think Palin has brought some colorful common sense to the podium. I'd vote for her in a minute over Obama or any of his minions, or Hillary and her crooks.

But frankly, you're probably correct. If Sarah Palin was near the head of the ticket, Republicans would most likely lose. It's just not her time in the sun. Yet I think she deserves a very prominent job with in the party. She's a very effective cheer leader for example, and with more international seasoning, understanding of military conflicts, and plain old gravitas -someday she might be ready for the big time. Time as a Senator, Ambassador, or Chair of the Republican Party perhaps.

You can disagree without garbage rhetoric Fred.


Mon Oct 04, 10:35:00 AM PDT  

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