I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's All the Teachers' Fault

I blame the NJEA:
The recently released Census figures paint a grim picture of Camden. One that is worse than the year before. 
According to the new estimates, Camden is the poorest city in the country with a poverty rate of 42.5 percent. The rate for children living in poverty in Camden was even higher with a rate of 56.7 percent.
Other stark statistics included Camden’s median income in 2011 was $21,191, the lowest among the 555 cities and places surveyed. It was a huge drop from Camden’s median income in 2010 of $28,720.
The 26 percent decrease in median income put Camden at the top of the list in an almost tie with Goodyear, Ariz., which had a 26.5 percent drop.
See, the way to overcome poverty is through education. Camden has not overcome poverty. Ergo, the reason for Camden's poverty is bad schools. I mean, it'd be crazy to blame the governor...

You watch: as soon as George Norcross gets his charter schools in there, it's all going to turn around (even though the same people who will be running the new schools already tried once in Camden and failed). You just gotta believe folks!

Because we need to make Camden's schools like the schools in affluent communities. OK, those communities don't have charter schools or vouchers or test-based teacher evaluation (yet), and they do have teacher tenure and collective bargaining...


That's not working like it used to...

1 comment:

James Morris said...

Brilliant analysis - except for one point. Private schools don't teach leadership or original thinking, just how to be a hereditary aristocrat.