Tom Moran gives us another “a pox on both their houses” bon mot.
Such is the sorry state of school reform in New Jersey. We have a union whose highest goal is to protect bad teachers. And a governor who is fixated on scoring political points.
I’m sorry, but the NJEA is only interested in protecting bad teachers? That’s the only thing they care about? My local teachers, the people who make up the NJEA including their shop stewards, have been working without a contract for almost a year now. But apparently they don’t care about the kids, the schools, the community or anything else. All they care about is protecting bad teachers.
90 percent of the piece is about the Governor being intransigent, unwilling to compromise, demanding that the NJEA change to his positions before they meet. There’s nothing about the union trying to protect bad teachers except a quote from a union leader saying she doesn’t know what a bad teacher with.
But a paragraph before the quote pulled above Moran outlined how the NJ Republican party and the Governor’s office are just fine with having college kids and party operatives stake out NJEA officials to videotape them in gotcha moments.
Please, Tom, please. Stop with the equivalence. We know you support the Governor’s policies and not the NJEA’s, but do you have to play this game of equivalence to make it happen?