I welcome the opportunity to sit down with Gov. Christie and the Department of Education to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing an extended school day and school year. That discussion must include educators and parents as well, to ensure that all concerns are taken into account and it should be based on research and evidence.Steinhauer also uses the opportunity to bash Christie for his veto yesterday of a bill mandating full-day kindergarten, the slow pace of facilities upgrades, and Christie's “underfund[ing of] New Jersey’s school funding formula by $5.1 billion in his first term."
New Jersey has a well-established collective bargaining system that provides the legal process by which districts can implement such changes once they are agreed upon. NJEA has consistently supported the use of collective bargaining to help make such important educational decisions.In other words, show us the money.
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