NEW JERSEY TEACHERS RESPOND TO CUTBACKS WITH ‘EDUCATION’ CUTS
With teacher Cutbacks and Salaries Slashed, NJEA “Recommends teachers to teach 50% less information…you get what you pay for.”
NJEA spokesman Steve Wollmer said today that if the Christie administration proceeds with plans to support cuts in teachers’ salaries, they would respond by recommending that teachers teach 50% fewer facts during class time.
“The NJEA acknowledges the Christie administration’s desire to curtail costs in New Jersey schools,” said Wollmer… “But if salaries are slashed as has been proposed, NJEA teachers will respond by teaching fewer and fewer facts.” Examples would include having math teachers “only teaching numbers up to twenty, and only ‘addition and multiplication’; and social studies teachers not teaching ‘the history of any wars that took place for more than a year or two.’”
Under this NJEA scheme, history teachers might teach about the 1983 invasion of Grenada or the failed Invasion of Canada (1775), but not Viet Nam, or the current wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.”
According to Mr. Wollmer, NJEA teachers may also eventually refuse to teach any “school subject that contains more than two syllables. So, Gym, English and Science are still safe to teach, but Biology, American Literature, and Pre-Algebra are all goners.”
“In an ideal world, it would be great if teachers were willing to teach about all the wars America has been involved in,” Governor Christie’s spokesman Michael Drewniak acknowledged. “But we have to cut corners somewhere, and if that means the kids learn less history about America, so be it.”
Contacted at his NJEA office in Trenton, Mr. Wollmer, said that he would advise teachers to no longer feel obligated to teach in complete sentences, or even grammatical ones, either.
“You gets what you pays for,” Mr. Wollmer said. In addition, Wollmer indicated that the NJEA would recommend that teachers not make an effort to dress up for the classroom anymore, but would instead suggest wearing raunchy slogan T-shirts bearing messages like, ‘teachers do it with erasers’ or ‘ That’s not chalk dust on my nose!’.”
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak recognized that a “less educated student body in New Jersey would be sure….to vote Republican for…years to come.”