The Corzine campaign put out a web ad on Thursday hitting Chris Christie over his comments that pre-k is babysitting:
They were reinforcing that message when the Governor went after Christie over his previous statements about pre-school at a press conference at a school in the Pennsauken school district, which has full day pre-school :
“Christie has let everyone know, repeatedly, that he thinks pre-k is ‘babysitting'”, said Corzine. “Now he is letting everyone know that if he were to be elected governor next week he would eliminate funding for this critical educational tool in 115 districts all across New Jersey. Christie would turn his back on more than 8,500 kids across New Jersey. He continues to be extremely wrong when it matters most.”
In a Press of AC interview last week, Christie said he would stop state funding for pre-school in all but the 31 former “Abbott” districts. The newspaper reported that Christie’s plan “would eliminate funding for 115 districts . . . This year, 146 districts received $570.1 million for pre-school aid.” In Union County alone, 583 children would be locked out with 255 kids in Linden alone sent home.
The Governor’s campaign said that Christie would turn his back on more than 8,500 Children. I’ll put their breakdown below the fold.