The union has to make the connection between Christie and the cuts, but they also have to keep hammering that he is doing this on purpose. There is no reason - other than politics - for his delay.
Here's the radio ad.
UPDATE: Well, they applied for the money, so I guess the commercial needs to be recut. I hope someone in the NJEA figured that might happen and they've got another one in the can ready to go.
The link between the school cuts kids and parents are feeling right now and Christie still has to be made. And it has to be made NOW, at the beginning of the school year, before people become inured to the cutbacks.
Highlighting this wouldn't hurt, either:
U.S. Department of Education spokeswoman Sandra Abrevaya said the federal government made this application “extremely easy for states to fill out” in hopes of expediting the approval process and distributing funding to states quickly. Some states that applied soon after the month-long application period began in early August have already received their funding, she said.