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, January 5, 2013

Thanks NJEA For the Shout-Out!

I want to thank my union, NJEA, for giving this blog a nice shout-out in this month's NJEA Review.

One of the most important functions of public employee unions is to protect their members' right to free speech - especially political speech. I appreciate that NJEA protects my right, and the right of my colleagues, to express our views without fear of retribution at our jobs.

And thanks to NJEA for including me on a list with such luminaries as Diane Ravitch, Bruce Baker, and Valerie Strauss. It's high praise indeed to be named alongside with these great writers and education advocates. Same with NJ Spotlight, which remains the best reporting outlet on education in the state.

If you're just visiting for the first time, welcome; I hope you'll find the pieces here worth your time. If you've been reading for a while, thanks for your support!

And if you're a teacher: be proud. You are America's last, best hope.


Deb said...

Well deserved Duke - and much, much more.

The union, your students, public schools, and those of us fighting to protect our public schools are all lucky to have you!

Duke said...

Appreciate that, Deb.