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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Event Alert For NJ Teachers

This just came my way:

October 26, 2011                                                               Media Advisory: Wisniewski Hosts Education Roundtable DiscussionDr. David Driscoll to address forum followed by discussion with representatives of New Jersey’s education community and constituencies  
(Trenton) New Jersey Democratic State Chairman John S. Wisniewski is hosting representatives of New Jersey’s education community and constituencies for a roundtable discussion of the state of public education in New Jersey and education initiatives and issues expected to be part of the upcoming legislative debate. The event is scheduled on Thursday, October 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick. 
The roundtable participants invited to join the discussion were chosen as representatives of varied constituencies involved in and/or affected by the state’s education policies. Members of the public are invited to observe.  
Prior to the discussion, participants will hear from Dr. David Driscoll, Chairman of the President’s National Assessment Governing Board, past president of the Council of Chief State School Officers and former Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts. Dr. Driscoll will discuss his experience in Massachusetts when that state implemented its landmark education reform law. 
Who:                Democratic Chairman John S. Wisniewski, Dr. David Driscoll and representatives of New Jersey’s education constituenciesWhat:               Education Roundtable Discussion Where:            Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, New BrunswickWhy:                Discussion of New Jersey Education Policy When:              Thursday, October 27, 3:30 – 5:30
Of course, they couldn't have this in the evening so teachers could get there for the entire thing (sigh)...

Driscoll is with Fordham, which is a reformy think tank, so don't go expecting a lot of teacher love. Still, this may be worthwhile. And if they open up the floor, there will need to be some polite voices of sanity.

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