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    Like all things the truth is somewhere in the middle. Teachers, and union guys (i.e state workers), may not like his policies like reducing bargaining rights of the unions and requiring workers to pay more for health care. Staunch conservatives might not like his policies of rehab for non-violent drug offenders, and the opening of medical marajuana dispensaries. His environmental record may suffer for allowing some of the fracking wastes to be disposed of here, but hey at least he has not allowed fracking to take place here which can't be said of our neighbors to the north and west (PA, NY). Bottom line is the guy has good approval numbers because he governs from somewhere in the middle. And IMO he comes across as an "honest" politician, which translates as being less deceitful as everyone else in the room. As far as a presidential run, he is not conservative enough, and as conservatives eat their own, he'd never make it past a primary....

    BTW it shouldn't matter how fat he is, it should matter how he governs...

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    i feel for the teachers everywhere,they dont have any easy job.maybe elementary and middleschools,but highschool is another ballpark.its like being trapped in a room with everyone on this forum,and trying to maintain order.it just doesnt work.teachers got huge pay cuts,now they are grading teachers on how well their students perform.so if your teaching a bunch of degenerate losers who would rather draw waves and poke smot and not do their homework,the teacher loses their job,or gets demoted,something like that.kids are like drug addicts,if they want to learn they will learn,same way if a feind wants to get clean they will get clean.but if they dont,you can try as much as u can and nothing will change.maybe thats a little overboard comparing kids to druggies,but truth be told,those same kids who wasted away their years in school are the ones thatll be on the corner in 5years begging for change.i know theres a lot of kids on here that are probly in school or college that think its a joke and they can party and not give a phuk,dont rely on surfing to make it in life.yea im stupid,but i shred harder than john john so i dont have to look for a job.maybe you do shred,i dont know i dont care,but do u want to be the guy they make a documentary about that used to shred and fell off hard and became addicted to meth?like anthony ruffo,christian fletcher,archy,and a million more.those guys rip and il always have respect for them,but there no role models

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    Gov. Christie is one of those rare people that can tell it just like he sees it. But, he doesn't leave you all butthurt when he does it. You still want to go have a beer with him. He's one of the few politicians that I feel like I can trust. He'd get my vote for pres. for the simple reason that I trust what he says and he does what he says.

    I bet his wife doesn't ask questions like "Does this make me look fat/ugly/wrinkled?" just to get an affirmation that he still finds her attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    i feel for the teachers everywhere,they dont have any easy job.maybe elementary and middleschools,but highschool is another ballpark.its like being trapped in a room with everyone on this forum,and trying to maintain order.it just doesnt work.teachers got huge pay cuts,now they are grading teachers on how well their students perform.so if your teaching a bunch of degenerate losers who would rather draw waves and poke smot and not do their homework,the teacher loses their job,or gets demoted,something like that.
    Very insightful post... especially for somebody who's not in the field of education... or are you? What Christie did to public education set us back, and in more ways than one. Not only financially, but it also undermined educators by devaluing the work they do, and the credibility and respect they deserve. NJ has some of the highest performing schools in the country, and consistently performs better overall than the vast majority. Still, his message was, "the system is broken." I disagree. The system works, and works well. There are things that needed to change, and they were addressed only through clumsy reforms put in place by politicians, instead of educators.

    But I figured out what I'm gonna do... I'm gonna leave education, and go work for the test writing industry. The money is better, there's no stress, no accountability, and high demand. It makes no sense to stay in education today when I could easily sell out now, jump ship, and chase the money. Thanks, Gov! Now I can make some real cash!
    Last edited by LBCrew; May 23, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Very insightful post... especially for somebody who's not in the field of education... or are you? What Christie did to public education set us back, and in more ways than one. Not only financially, but it also undermined educators by devaluing the work they do, and the credibility and respect they deserve. NJ has some of the highest performing schools in the country, and consistently performs better overall than the vast majority. Still, his message was, "the system is broken." I disagree. The system works, and works well. There are things that needed to change, and they were addressed only through clumsy reforms put in place by politicians, instead of educators.

    But I figured out what I'm gonna do... I'm gonna leave education, and go work for the test writing industry. The money is better, there's no stress, no accountability, and high demand. It makes no sense to stay in education today when I could easily sell out now, jump ship, and chase the money. Thanks, Gov! Now I can make some real cash!
    Yeah school teachers get a bum deal. They should be payed much higher than most other industries. For God's sakes education is kind of important. One needs to look no further than this forum to see what happens when education suffers. HA !! Got y'all good on that one.

    So a few years ago teachers in New Jersey were vilified because they might make $70,000 a year and OH MY GOD get pensions.........oh yeah they get summer's "OFF" to boot. So every jealous bastard in the state carried on a witch hunt to scale back all of these "luxuries" the state's educators recieve

    Shanningans, man. I'm sorry but paying a teacher well should be more important than giving New Jersey Wall Street workers, like Shredmachine, bigger tax breaks so he can wine and dine an extra couple of Hungarian prostitutes in his Mazzarati.

    Man, I feel for educators today. You got the "GHETTO THUG/FARM THUG/SUBURBAN THUG thing going on EVERYWHERE.

    The rich kids have been so coddled and given accolades for EVERYTHING they do that they are so self-entitled it's crazy........and you got to handle the new Tech Age with every kid sneaking texts and shoot in class. Plus, I really don't know aboot these younger generations, man. Then all of them are on adderall these days, which takinge one extra pill over the recommended dose is the same thing as snorting a bump of crystal........and it's scary as hell.

    God bless you teachers.

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    TOTAL BS my friend , if that were the truth than why does 40 percent of high school grads need remedial math and english in college. The current system doesnt give a rats ass about the kids , one can blame no child left behind , but please devaluing the work . The last I heard WE HAVE some of the highest paid teachers in the country with the LARGEST pensions. Fyi, soon aint going to be no more porfolio, maybe the union players should of told ya that WHILE THEY LOOTED YA FOR 1200 PER annum.

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    ^^

    Bad parenting and a dumbed down society hinged on instant gratification, social media and reality TV.

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    curl... everybody deserves to be paid, have health insurance, retirement accounts... and a decent standard of living. But only if they do a good job at whatever it is they do. If they don't, they should be fired. And we shouldn't need the governor to tell us that.

    New Jersey's public education system is one of the finest in the country, and our educators deserve to be paid on a similar scale.

    I'm not blaming anyone for anything, except Christie and other politicians making critical decisions about educational policy with no IDEA of what works in education. All of these mandates cost money, yet funding increases can't even keep up with inflation and other increased costs.

    And my view of teachers' unions is this... the NJEA has outlived it's purpose. Local school districts with their own unions are the way to go, and should function as a bargaining unit with the local board of education at the community level.

    But, curl... your opinions and mine really don't count, when it comes right down to it, do they?
    Last edited by LBCrew; May 23, 2013 at 07:00 PM.

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    granted but in the real world , you dont get a pension for failure . We spend 1 bil in Newark , with what a 55 percent graduation rate , what a shame .

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    Ahh but they will soon , soon as they spend the last cent of the portfolio.