N.J.'s Christie Takes Combative Tack on Education
Perhaps no other governor has caught the zeitgeist of fiscal austerity as well as New Jersey’s Chris Christie.
His aggressive, bare-knuckle style, cuts to public spending, and well-publicized clashes with the New Jersey Education Association have made the governor a media sensation and shoved his education reform ideas—which include expanding school choice options for students and overhauling teacher tenure, compensation, and pensions—into the national spotlight.
For now, such efforts appear to be paying off in a political sense. Mr. Christie, an effective draw on the campaign trail during the election season, was mentioned in an editorial in The Record , a newspaper that covers Bergen and Passaic counties, as a potential candidate...
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