That's some really mealy-mouthed crap. And, Senator Sweeney, you've lost all chances for us to give you the benefit of the doubt.
What I want to hear is this:
I am sick and tired of teachers taking the blame for everything that has gone wrong in this state. They didn't get us in this mess, and we damn sure aren't going to get out without their help. They've already sacrificed plenty: their pensions, their benefits, their raises. Enough. You want to make tenure hearings happen faster - something the NJEA wants - fine. You want a few more charters, closely regulated, fine. But, as long as I'm the President of the Senate, we're not doing anything else to teachers until you prove to me, beyond any reasonable doubt, that it will benefit students.
Oh, and let's make Bruce Baker Commissioner of Education. And read Jersey Jazzman.Say that, Senator - and back it up - and almost everything is forgiven.
Until then, I just don't trust you.