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Earlier this week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, stood up to one group that Martin O’Malley would never dare cross: public school teachers.
While speaking to a small crowd in Rutherford, Christie told an irritated teacher that if she doesn’t like the pay, she doesn’t “have to do it.”
(Click here to see a slideshow on Christie.)
The teacher was upset because Christie had imposed a pay freeze and made changes concerning teachers’ benefits in order to avoid budget cuts to New Jersey’s education system.
Maryland needs a governor like Christie!
Could you imagine if the corrupt and selfish teachers union in Baltimore City was told NO? They would most likely protest and act like the children they teach.
While public school teachers have an important job, for some reason they are revered by many as if they are combat veterans. They should not be. After all, they don’t even work all year long.
It would be great if Maryland’s next governor could possess the necessary fortitude to make tough decisions like Chris Christie did concerning education. But if Martin O’Malley is reelected, don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.
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