Christie outlines reforms to public school system

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) held his fifth town hall meeting yesterday where he announced his education reform plan.The town hall meeting was held at the

OLD BRIDGE - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) held his fifth town hall meeting yesterday where he announced his education reform plan.

The town hall meeting was held at the Richard Allen Cooper Civic Center in Old Bridge, following his trip to Cincinnati. The governor spoke about education reform in New Jersey, calling it the "civil rights of our time."

Christie laid out a series of reforms for the state's public education system. He spoke out against the teacher's union and what he calls "a status quo that prevents the rewarding of good teachers and the firing of bad ones."

The governor proposed changing teacher tenure and using performance pay in the state's schools.

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