Poll: NJEA wounded by dispute with governor
(AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's clasheswith the state's largest teachers union is hurting the reputationsof both parties, according to a poll.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind finds only one-thirdof the state's voters have a favorable opinion of the New JerseyEducation Association. And 44 percent have an unfavorable view ofthe organization.
That's a change from a poll released two months ago, when therewas an even split in public opinion - and far fewer state residentshad any opinion on the group.
The union has protested a reduction in aid to schools.
Christie is calling on teachers to take voluntary wage freezes. The poll also finds anger that many school superintendents makeover $200,000.