Statements about Education
"Under Republican Governor Chris Christie, tolls cost more. Train and bus rides cost more. College tuition goes up. But Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
"In 2011, our state-run lottery funded New Jersey classrooms by over $930 million."
"New Jersey is the only state in the union that spent less on higher education than it did at the beginning of the decade."
Says "about 100,000 kids in this country leave their home state and go to another state to be educated. Out of that 100,000 young people, 30,000 of them are from New Jersey, by far the largest amount."
Says New Jersey’s tenure law "has now been reformed to say that if teachers get two years of partially effective or ineffective ratings they lose tenure."
Says "tenure still exists but it's been overhauled" for teachers in New Jersey.
"Just in the past 10 years, college tuition has increased 28 percent."
Says Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal "would effectively double the interest paid out on existing and future student loans."
Says George Norcross said the "TAKEOVER OF RUTGER$ CAMDEN WILL COST NEW JER$EY BILLION$."
"To get out of the (teachers) union, you pay 85 percent of $731. Then you're out of the union, but you've got to pay it every year, also required by statute. That’s called a representation fee."
Says "New Jersey has the most educated population of all the states in this country."
"New Jersey loses net, that is minus those who come into the state, 30,000 students a year."
Says State Comptroller Matthew Boxer "pointed out that many towns are artificially lowering the real estate values that they report to Trenton" in order to "get hundreds of millions of dollars of additional school aid. This is the kind of fraud that needs to be addressed immediately."
"Here's something that people never talk about with coach Schiano: Rutgers had the best graduation rate of any Division I football program in America."
"United States of America is twenty-sixth in school performance in the world."
Says over the last two years, New Jersey Schools Development Authority employees "have not started or completed one single school project, and I’m not talking about major school renovation. I’m talking about replacing boilers, roofs."
Says in Newark "we’re paying 80 percent of the school budget from local property taxes."
Says "kids who start in the ninth grade in the city of Newark this past September, 23 percent of them will graduate in four years."
"(The Opportunity Scholarship Act) would be funded directly from public school budgets. So it would absolutely take money out of the public school system to transfer to private and religious schools."
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