Christie: We will challenge special master findings

BLACKWOOD  – Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday he will challenge the Special Master appellate court finding that his school funding formula was unconstitutional.

“We intend to argue our point vigourously,” he said. “We can’t print money.” He said the idea of spending or devoting more money to education is “crazy.”

“It’s a failed legal theory,” Christie said at a press conference.

Christie advocated for his education policies, such as setting up teacher evaluations, merit pay, eliminating tenure, and setting up more charter schools.  

Sen. Stephen Sweeney, (D-3), of West Deptford, said the governor may have to retool his budget in light of the report. However, he admitted, “we don’t have the money right now.”

The Special Master findings were released Tuesday:

http://www.politickernj.com/46115/education-law-center-wants-proper-funding-schools 

http://www.politickernj.com/46102/christie-school-funding-ruled-inadequate

Christie: We will challenge special master findings