Governor: Tenure reform must be addressed

GALLOWAY – Gov. Chris Christie says he isn’t sure if teacher tenure reform will be taken up this legislative session, but stressed the importance of taking up the issue at some point.

“I don’t think you should worry about the security or the future of your profession,” Christie told a teacher who asked the governor about tenure reform.

“Excellent teachers will also be in demand and good teachers will always be in demand,” he said.

The governor said there are several proposals floating around the Statehouse that would address tenure reform, though he expressed uncertainty if it would be accomplished in the next few weeks.

“We have to make sure that we’re getting the best bang for our dollar,” he said. “So let’s have a positive (and) constructive conversation about it.”

Governor: Tenure reform must be addressed