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May 26, 2010

Chris Christie Tackles Complaints About Spending Cuts from NJ Teacher UPDATED with video from IFT (Illinois Federation of Teachers) Rally April 21, 2010

It's hard to tell from the article but I think she was just generally criticising spending cuts in education, but then in about as tone-deaf an assertion as you can make, declares that she doesn't make enough money. She did do some arithmetic, saying if her hourly rate was 3 bucks an hour, she'd be making $83,000 a year. Which I guess means she's working 27,666 hours a year.

I suppose she could mean she thinks she should make 3 bucks an hour per kid. But then that would mean she's only working 922 hours a year.


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Ok, she's probably an English teacher.

When Wilson, who has a masterís degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience, Christie said:

"Well, you know then that you donít have to do it." Some in the audience applauded.

Christie said he would not have had to impose cuts to education if the teachers union had agreed to his call for a one-year salary freeze and a 1.5 percent increase in employee benefit contributions.

"Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state," Christie said. "Thatís why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that."

via TheDC


Related: Someone tipped me this a couple weeks ago, a rally by teachers union members from Chicago at the IL capitol. It's stunningly offensive, but it does show you how important your kids are to the unions.

Now, I wouldn't want to paint Rita Wilson with this broad brush, noo..

I'll paint her union with it though.


Save the children.

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