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  •  There's more. Ravitch leads to two biggies. (2+ / 0-)
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    Desert Rose, leftangler

    Both got rolling in Christie's first term:

    1. School Turnaround Proposal

    Christie goes for union busting. "Schools will be freed from the [School D]istrict's collective bargaining agreement and the school's [privatizing] operator will have control over personnel decisions." The rest of the document is a puffy set of excuses for pulling 5% of New Jersey schools out of union contracts.

    Firing the five Principals is a typical start to privatizing a school.  Diane characterizes Christie's scheme as a "shell game."

    2. $43,000 vs. $90,000 for Special Ed slots.

    That's what Christie's "shell game" has produced privatizing school for New Jersey's Special Ed students. Cost more than doubles going over from New Jersey Education Association members and public Special Ed schools to Christie's friends and their privatized, non-union profit centers.

    -- $43,00 was the annual cost to School Boards to educate a heavily disabled, wheelchair bound student.

    -- $90,000+ is where this billing stands with the privatized schools. That is the real current billing.

    School boards pay $90,000 per student. Land parcels under these closed schools learn how to do the Jersey tango.

    We're talking 10,000 severely disabled students in NJ. Kids in wheel chairs.

    Dozens of schools closed.

    Fortunes for the "privatizers."

    Chris Christie's "Last Resort" Scheme to Privatize 5% of NJ Public Schools (Big Fail in August '13)

    So.... why engineer a headline for the first week of September ??? Back-to-school week? Why screw Ft. Lee locals who wouldn't do pay-to-play?

    Kill two birds with one stone, eh?

    •  I'm a Special Ed pioneer. PL 94-142, (1+ / 0-)
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      under my belt. It's horrible.

      It is ridiculous to pretend that firing teachers based on student test scores, starting charter schools, giving out vouchers or implementing merit pay will overcome the challenges facing a child living in poverty. -Jersey Jazzman

      by Desert Rose on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 05:47:43 PM PST

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