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An ongoing discussion about conservatism in New Jersey.
Layoffs a teachable moment?
Derrell Bradford  (June 2, 2010, 8:26 pm)

I was at a forum in Newark last night where there was a lot of talk about the Governor's budget cuts. There was also no talk about the fact those cuts preserve essentially $1.3 billion in stimulus aid.
There was a lot of talk about layoffs. "Hundreds of teachers." Never a word about "new" teachers. Or "young and effective" teachers. Never a conversation about the 100+ teachers in the Newark central office who got to keep their jobs because they are tenured, versus the kids who need teachers out in the field. I think this is the moment to drive this point home.