Christie jousts with teacher at town hall event

BRANCHBURG – A self-identified teacher stood up at today’s town hall and wanted to know how teachers became the problem in a statewide discussion about New Jersey’s ecnomic train wreck.

“I don’t think teachers are the problem,” Gov. Chris Christie protested. “I think unions are the problem.”

“The teachers are the unions,” the woman said. “A little food for thought.”

Christie raised the microphone again.

“There is an extraordinary divide between many of the members and the attitudes of the leadership,” he said to applause, following up with a story about a union representative who told a teacher to remove a picture of Christie if she knew what was good for her.

Christie decried the threatening nature of the encounter. Christie jousts with teacher at town hall event