Quote of the Day

Gov. Christie is a very shrewd politician, and he's using crafty political tactics to impose his agenda on the state. But when he turned his attack machine on teachers and school employees, he really stooped to a desperate new low, because our members are not the problem.
That’s NJEA President Barbara Keshishian responding to Gov. Christie’s latest gambit: he’ll offer additional aid to school districts where bargaining units agree to a one-year salary freeze. West Essex, Boonton, Montclair, and Metuchen have already done so and, according to the Star-Ledger, these districts may be eligible to a 7% increase in state aid from savings in Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes as a result of the salary freeze. Pretty slick.