Teachers listened to their overpaid brain trust, the architects of this disastrous public relations strategy. Together, NJEA president Barbara Keshishian, executive director Vincent Giordano and spokesman Steve Wollmer earn more than a million dollars. Keshishian, who has been outmaneuvered by the governor at every turn, earns $256,450 annually. Giordano, with salary and deferred compensation, earned $550,203 in 2009, and Wollmer makes $300,000.Is it possible that Manahan’s take is outdated, at least in regards to NJEA's bosses' inability to make sound strategic decisions? If union leaders are not simply dismissing our RTTT application but truly, in good faith, trying to nail down acceptable compromises, then there may be some reason to hope. After all, while the Keshishian/Christie war has provided occasional entertainment, it's not terribly useful in addressing the profound problems of our public school system.
Labels: Christie, NJEA, RTTT, Schundler