Gov. Christie takes on teacher's union
Despite protests and critics, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) has pledged to stand firm on his promise to bring major reform to Trenton.
Christie spoke against the New Jersey Education Association Tuesday saying, "I have to stand up for the people of the state and I'm not going to allow the teacher's union on State Street to be the ones that are governing state policy," The governor also added, "They were not elected, I was".
The governor outlined his proposal to give additional state aid to school districts that agree to pay freezes for teachers. Christie says the offer won't cost the state any more money and could help districts avoid layoffs.
The NJEA accused Gov. Christie of using political tactics against the students of the state.