A former governor is advising Gov. Christopher Christie and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) need to hold hands and sing kumbaya.
State Sen. Richard Codey (D-Roseland) says that Christie and the NJEA should settle their differences and unite on behalf of the state’s students.
“The heated rhetoric, personal acrimony and all-out war between Governor Christie and the NJEA has got to come to an end,” said Codey, who served as governor from 2004 to 2006. “Now that the school board elections are over, and the people of New Jersey have either approved or rejected their local school budgets, it’s time for the State’s Chief Executive and the State’s largest teacher union to let bygones be bygones, and come together for the students. Inflamed rhetoric and gross exaggeration won’t solve New Jersey’s education problems or our budgetary problems.”
Codey says that New Jerseyans will depend on public officials to a forge a compromise on school funding.
.”Now that the votes have been cast, I hope we can put past ugliness behind us, and allow cooler heads to prevail to create a fair solution to our State’s school aid problems,” Codey said.