13 Jun '11, 1am

The truth about @GovChristie and Cerf's past as education profiteer pals continues to spread.

The truth about @GovChristie and Cerf's past as education profiteer pals continues to spread.

Generally when one hears the word "education" and "New Jersey Governor Chris Christie," one doesn't expect to hear anything very positive, given his equation of teachers as "welfare queens" and his disputing a recent report proclaiming that New Jersey has the highest graduation rate in the nation. So what kind of educational program might Christie refer to as beginning to "restore hope in communities"? What he's calling "transformation schools" that would be run by private companies. On Thursday, Christie proposed that private firms be hired to manage five chronically failing school districts. From the Star-Ledger : "This pilot program will provide an innovative alternative for those children who need it most, bolstering our efforts to ensure opportunity for every child in our state," the governor said. "This program will begin to restore hope in communities where failing ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/-public-school...

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