Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) said that the defeat of 54% of school budgets across the state should force local teacher unions to reconsider their refusal to accept a one-year salary freeze.
“Accepting a one-year pay freeze will save tax dollars, school programs and teacher’s jobs. It is not too late to reach common-sense solutions to the budget woes affecting us all,” said Kean. “I hope that in the aftermath of this election cooler heads will prevail. In order to arrive at a result acceptable to all parties, we must work together to continue to provide a quality education to our children at a cost affordable by the taxpayers.”