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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ALERT! Wed, 10/23: Make Chris Christie Confront His War On Poor Students

I just got word of a great event taking place in Trenton tomorrow: Wednesday, October 23, at 11:00 AM:
Statehouse Photo Exhibit to Expose Deplorable
Conditions in New Jersey Public Schools

Trenton – An art exhibit in front of the Statehouse will expose the shameful conditions in some New Jersey public schools. Called “A Blind Eye: The Immorality of Inaction,” the exhibit highlights  the shocking result that four years of delayed repairs, renovations and construction have had on our public schools and the students who attend them. 
Heart-wrenching photographs will be displayed in front of the Statehouse to demand immediate action by Gov. Christie and the SDA.  The Christie administration has dragged its feet on repairs and construction of school facilities in the 31 designated high-priority districts.  The resulting conditions are not only deplorable, they are immoral. 
The exhibit has been created by Healthy Schools Now, a coalition of parents, educators, students and public school advocates dedicated to ensuring that all New Jersey children and school employees learn and work in safe, modern school buildings. 
WHOHealthy Schools Now Coalition
WHAT:  A blind eye: The immorality of inaction.  A visually compelling art show shedding light on the deplorable conditions in some New Jersey public schools.  (Preview some of the photos here.)

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 201311:00 AM

WHERE: Front steps of the Statehouse, 125 W. State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 
Chris Christie's war on poor students is exactly the sort of disgusting behavior that Tom Moran of the Star-Ledger says isn't nearly as bad as earning the respect of teachers and their unions.

I really, really wish I could make Tom Moran stand in front of the beautiful, deserving students of these schools and explain to them that he is endorsing the man who has abandoned them - simply because Barbara Buono thinks their teachers deserve workplace protections.

Maybe Moran can ask David Tepper to host this exhibit in the lobby of his hedge fund office...

Prediction: Tom Moran will not be covering this important event.

Star-Ledger Editorial Board, doing what they do best.


Deb said...

Indeed Tom did not show his face at this exhibit but many Trenton residents walked by who went to Trenton Central High school or have children/siblings there now and they know first hand what these pictures show.

Our current Governor talks about being a doer, not a talker, about getting things done and yet has done nothing except grind SDA action to a halt. He refused to visit Trenton Central High school when asked and he has shown he just does not care.

Giuseppe said...

Those pictures of Trenton Central High school are truly shocking. NJ is one of the richest states, it's loaded with millionaires and billionaires and giant multi national corporations which are lured here with tax abatements and all kinds of sweetheart deals that lower their taxes.