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Essex County Executive invites former Gov. Christie to tour new technology school
 
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Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites former Gov. Chris Christie to tour the Essex County Donald M. Payne School of Technology, which is under construction. The school's law center will be named the "Governor Chris Christie Law and Public Safety Center."
Views: 1496 NJ.com
Ras Baraka speaks on Gov Christie's Newark school closings plan (12/17/13)
 
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Councilman and mayoral candidate Ras Baraka addresses Governor Chris Christie appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson's plan to close over a dozen Newark NJ schools. Highlights that the plan is being imposed on Newark, without consultation with the community.
Views: 1627 Alicia Munoz
In Newark school reform efforts, gains come at a price
 
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Five years ago, Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and former Mayor Cory Booker launched an ambitious plan to remake Newark’s schools by creating a network of charter schools that would operate almost like a business -- a model they hoped could be adopted nationally. William Brangham speaks to Dale Russakoff about her new book, “The Prize,” which chronicles the reform efforts.
Views: 1247 PBS NewsHour
Christie Bullies Newark Again
 
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At a forum comprised mostly of Republicans, New Jersey Governor makes clear he doesn't care what the Newark community thinks about the One Newark Plan. To extended guffaws from the audience he relays the story about how dismissive he was towards the newly elected Newark mayor.
Views: 4166 AFT union
Civil Rights Advocate: Newarkers Will Push Against One Newark School Plan
 
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Junius Williams says that as long as Superintendent Cami Anderson is pushing the One Newark plan, the people of Newark will push back against it. For more New Jersey news, visit NJTV News online at njtvnews.org.
Views: 112 NJTV News
How a $100M Facebook Donation for Neoliberal School Reform Sparked a Grassroots Uprising in Newark
 
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Five years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to fix the trouble-plagued schools of Newark, New Jersey. Joining forces with Republican Gov. Chris Christie and then-Democratic Mayor Cory Booker, the effort was billed as a model for education reform across the nation. But the story of what followed emerges as a cautionary tale. Tens of millions were spent on hiring outside consultants and expanding charter schools, leading to public school closures, teacher layoffs and an overall decline in student performance. Parents, students, teachers and community members pushed back in a grassroots uprising to save their schools. We are joined by Dale Russakoff, who tells the story in her book, "The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?" Democracynow.org - Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
Views: 4242 Democracy Now!
Governor Christie Announces New Superintendent of Newark Public Schools
 
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Gov. Christie announced that Cami Anderson will be the new Superintendent of Newark Public Schools at a press conference at Science Park High School with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Education Commissioner Chris Cerf on May 4, 2011. (Transcript Below) Governor Christie: I'm in Newark to make a really important announcement regarding the future of the Newark schools. You know, I talked a lot during the campaign in 2009 about my concern about urban schools in general and about the Newark school system in particular, and I spoke at the time about the fact that if we could not improve what was going on here in Newark that it was a shame on all of us and an obscenity to the children and their families who live here, and so in the course of the first 16 months we underwent an evaluation of the leadership of the Newark school system, came to the conclusion that there was a need for change in the leadership of the system, communicated that to the prior superintendent, and then engaged with Commissioner Cerf and other stakeholders throughout the city of Newark on a nationwide search for a new superintendent. Off the top I want to thank all the people who were involved in that. I see Dr. Price here today who helped to lead our task force here. I want to thank him for his help and his leadership and all the members of the task force, members of the School Advisory Board here in Newark who were helpful in participating in the process as well, and many other folks who I'm not going to name who were very important in making sure that we ran a thorough and transparent process. But in the end, given the way the Newark school system is currently structured with the state controlling it, it came down to the decision of the commissioner of education in consultation with me and my office to make a determination as to who would be the best leader for the Newark school system over the next period of time to bring transformation to it. Of course a major part in all this and why he's standing here with us today is the mayor of the city of Newark. I share many of the same goals and aspirations for this school system that he does, and so his involvement in this was throughout the process in a very productive way and I'm thrilled that he continues to be a partner in trying to bring transformative change to this school system. So we came down to interviewing a number of people throughout this process that's gone on for a number of months now and I'm happy to give this anticlimactic announcement that Cami Anderson, currently a senior superintendent in District 79 in the city of New York will be the new superintendent of schools here in the city of Newark. I will tell you that in the conversations that I've had with Cami I'm completely impressed, not only with her background and her experience, and anyone who looks at her resume knows that she is absolutely prepared to take on this challenge from a substantive perspective, but what impressed me the most in my conversations with her is her spirit. She absolutely is committed to making this school system the best it can possibly be, the best that each of the children in this city deserve, and she also knows that this is not a process that will occur overnight, as do I. And so I want to urge everybody at the beginning that while today is a day of great enthusiasm, and you will hear a lot of I hope inspirational and aspirational words come from this podium about what we hope and plan for the future of the Newark public schools. We also need to understand that it has taken us a long time to get where we are, and no leader, no matter how good, no matter how well intentioned, is going to be able to turn that situation around overnight. And so my commitment to Cami when we spoke was that there would be no expectations from me or from the commissioner that in three weeks things are going to be all better, or in one year that everything's going to be all better, and I would urge the community for patience as well. One thing I've begun to learn about Cami and have gotten to hear from people who have worked with her before is that this is someone who knows how to execute a plan, and that's what we need. We've had a lot of very inspiring words over time about what we need to do here in Newark, and inspiring words and aspirations are important. But they mean nothing if you can't turn those words into actions and to implement those actions to commit to each other, that we're going to bring results to the children and the families of this city. And so I am in this for the long haul with her...
Views: 1909 GovChristie
New Jersey high school students walk out
 
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http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/04/students_across_nj_protest_gov.html Newark high school students from all over the city walk out of class and converge on City Hall, chanting "We want Booker" and "Save our schools" in protest of NJ Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget cuts for public schools. Video by Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger
Views: 14537 NJ.com
Christie touts state takeover of Atlantic City gambling as new beginning
 
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Gov. Chris Christie announced his support for an ambitious plan issued by a special commission tasked with making the state's failing gaming industry profitable. During stops at the Meadowlands and Atlantic City, the governor touted the commission's recommendations as bold, aggressive and necessary. Among the proposals: privatizing horse racing and a state takeover of the Atlantic City casino and entertainment district. At a well-attended talk at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Christie's hands-on approach was well received. (Video by Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger)
Views: 5323 NJ.com
The Rise of Reform in Newark: A Super's Bold New Plan
 
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The Rise of Reform in Newark: A Super's Bold New Plan Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson outlined a broad set of initiatives at a press conference on March 19, 2012, to reform the struggling school system in New Jersey's largest city. http://choicemedia.tv
Views: 284 Choice Media
Mayor Booker and Governor Christie Introduce Newark Schools Superintendent
 
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Mayor Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Acting Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf announce the new Superintendent of the Newark Public School system at a press conference on May 4, 2011.
Views: 1158 Cory Booker
Governor Christie announces Construction Plans for 20 schools including West New York
 
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Governor Christie announces in Memorial High School of West New York New Construction Plans for 20 schools .He also says his decisions are not driven by Politics.
Views: 343 Hudson TV
Christie Disses Buono's Education Plan at Visits to Schools
 
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Gov. Chris Christie said gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono doesn't have a plan to pay for her proposal for universal pre-K. For more New Jersey news, visit NJ Today online at http://www.njtvonline.org/njtoday/.
Views: 148 NJTV News
NPS BOYCOTT  11-4-13
 
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NEWARK STUDENTS TO ORGANIZE MASSIVE BOYCOTT TO PROTEST CHRISTIE'S CONTROL OF NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS Unable to Vote, Newark Students to Rally Against Chris Christie's Public Education Record the Day Before Gubernatorial Election Newark, NJ- The Newark Students Union (NSU), who organized the massive 1,000 student walkout in April, is planning a mass boycott of school to demand local control over Newark Public Schools, safer conditions in schools, greater funding, the power to enact local education policies and other issues public school students believe Gov. Chris Christie has failed to address. The NSU has already launched a promotional video highlighting Christie's record on public education in Newark, drawing specific attention to the "puppets" he has appointed to lead his efforts. WHAT: Boycott & Rally to Protest Governor Christie's Control of Newark Public Schools WHEN: November 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM WHERE: 30 Clinton St., Newark, NJ "The boycott and protest will demonstrate that the youth in Newark Public Schools care deeply about our education", says Luis Marquez, a senior and active member of the Newark Students Union. "We're putting our hormones to use and we're rebelling against the politicians that don't care about us -- specifically Chris Christie who taunted public school advocates a few months ago by boasting that he 'doesn't care what the community thinks.'" "The education of Newark's students directly affects the future of the city. Superintendent Cami Anderson, Governor Christie's state appointed superintendent, is purposely ignoring the cries echoing across the city, thus condemning Newark into a cycle of ignorance and poverty. If the government won't support its own students, then together we'll take the fate of NPS into our own hands," says Davian Rodriguez, a senior at Science Park High School. "Students of the Newark Public Schools stand together and speak in a clear voice. These students deserve a seat at the table in the decisions that shape our future", says Josephine Stewart, a grandparent of an NPS student. "This should not be condemned in Trenton, boardrooms, corporate headquarters, or by so called reformers. It should be determined in the kitchens, living rooms, and communities in which we live. Nineteen years of Democratic and Republican meddling from Trenton is far too much. Students are not corporate playthings and they deserve the respect afforded to the rest of the citizens in our state." Newark Students Union NJ Communities United
Views: 2827 Trina Scordo
Nearly 300 Newark Students Walk Out Of Class, Protest School System
 
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Yesterday Newark's student union, which consists of a large group of students from all over New Jersey's biggest city, walked out of school in order to make a dramatic point to Governor Christie about their discontent with Newark's public school system. The students referred to this demonstration as a “school shutdown” and they are asking the governor for a couple things including: getting-rid of Superintendent Cami Anderson and hosting a town hall meeting in Newark. Nearly 300 students gathered to take part in this school shutdown where they marched down the streets of Newark chanting things like “hey hey, ho ho Cami Anderson's got to go”. Founder of the Newark student union and community organizer Thais Marques talked more about what the students are trying to accomplish with this shutdown. “We demand that Chris Christie come to Newark, New Jersey to face Newark residents where most of his policies affect and we also want the immediate stop of the One-Newark Plan. 8,000 students have not been assigned schools and this is already the third day of school,” she said. http://www.my9nj.com/story/26507311/nearly-300-newark-students-walk-out-of-class-protest-school-system
Views: 1337 Chasing News
Newark’s 17-Year-Old Kristen-vs-Governor Christie
 
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17 year-old Kristen Towkaniuk has been leading the charge to help change Newark’s public schools. She wants the local administration to regain control of their public schools, not the state. This after Governor Christie recently appointed new Superintendent Cami Anderson. Yesterday, Towkaniuk chased the Governor down to Belmar, New Jersey where he was addressing a crowd during the latest stop of his “No Pain, No Gain summer conversation tour”. “I’ve heard a lot of different things about his town halls. That they were staged, that I wasn’t gonna get picked, but when I was picked it was like an adrenaline rush almost and I was like-this is it, wow!” she recalled. She asked the governor if he would hold a town hall meeting in Newark. http://www.my9nj.com/story/26172595/newarks-17-year-old-kristen-vs-governor-christie
Views: 163 Chasing News
Chris Christie's NJN giveaway
 
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The Republican war on public broadcasting was on display in NJ today as Governor Chris Christie announces plans to end New Jersey's public radio and TV stations as we know them. If Christie's plan works, NJ residents will be forced to consume Philly- or Manhattan-centric news.
Views: 293 jay lassiter
Chris Cerf's Plans to Fix Newark's Public School System
 
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Steve Adubato goes one-on-one with Newark’s new Superintendent of Public Schools, Chris Cerf, about his plan to fix the Brick City’s school system. 9/17/15 #1773
Views: 224 Steve Adubato
Moran: Chris Christie campaign ‘flailing’ for an identity
 
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Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran assesses Chris Christie’s presidential campaign during a live discussion at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on Sept. 24, 2015. (Video by Bumper DeJesus | NJ Advance Medi
Views: 34 NJ.com
In Camden, Christie Touts Successes in Schools, Dismisses Critics
 
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Gov. Christie visited a Camden elementary school where he praised the district for positive changes. He also criticized Newark kids who skipped class to protest. For more New Jersey news, visit NJTV News online at njtvnews.org.
Views: 136 NJTV News
Chris Christie Attacks Newark High School Student Leader
 
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At one of his Town Hall events in Belmar, NJ, Chris Christie called on Kristin Towkaniuk to ask him a question. Kristin happens to be the president of the Newark Students Union and a member of NJ Communities United. Her questions were simple: "Why haven't you held a Town Hall forum in Newark? When will hold a Town Hall forum in Newark?" In typical Christie fashion, instead of answering a question he didn't like, he went on the attack. He disrespected her. He mocked her. He didn't answer the question. This outburst follows remarks he made at the Aspen Institute where he bragged that he was "the decider" when it comes to Newark Public Schools. The Newark Students Union and NJ Communities United felt he should answer why he travels the country talking ABOUT Newark instead of talking TO Newark. Join Kristin, the Newark Students Union, NJ Communities United and the Newark Parents Union and demand that Chris Christie holds a public Town Hall forum in the City of Newark! Sign the petition at: http://bit.ly/Newark2Christie
Views: 7143 Trina Scordo
Christie talks about the budget, taxes and consolidation
 
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Republican Chris Christie formally launched his campaign for New Jersey governor today where he promised to unveil a four-year policy plan for the state. Here he discusses cutting the budget, reducing the income and corporate business taxes, defending his experiences and qualifications, consolidating towns and school districts, getting concessions from unions, and focusing on the federal government's stimulus package. (Video by Jennifer Weiss)
Views: 2812 NJ.com
Moran: Christie tax plan didn’t create jobs
 
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Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran assesses Chris Christie’s record on jobs and taxes during a live discussion at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on Sept. 24, 2015. (Video by Bumper DeJesus | NJ Adva
Views: 48 NJ.com
Newark Students Demand An End To Budget Cuts
 
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Governor Christie plans to cut millions of dollars out of Newark Public Schools. The students have a say in this. We will not allow this to happen. The $50+ million belong to Newark Public Schools
Views: 833 chambacat
Chris Christie Speaks on Education Reform @ Waiting for Superman Premiere in Newark
 
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks on education reform after the Newark premier of 'Waiting for Superman."
Views: 935 SchoolChoiceInfo
Gov. Chris Christie on 2016 elections, "war on drugs" and weight loss
 
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with Gayle King for a wide-ranging interview in Newark. Christie addressed his take on the "war on drugs," as well as his health and plans for a presidential run in 2016.
Views: 14285 CBS This Morning
East Side High School students rally against turnaround program
 
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Students of East Side High School rally outside of Federal Court in Newark, as state appointed superintendent Cami Anderson and Gov. Chis Christie plan on defunding extra-curricular activities on eight Newark Schools NJ 5/1/15 (Amanda Marzullo | NJ
Views: 2182 NJ.com
Selling Us Out
 
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Newark's not for sale. But Chris Christie's allies and the Wall Street hedge-fund types are bankrolling Shavar Jeffries to do just that: sell out Newark's public schools for their own personal profit.
Views: 907 Working Families
Newark Mayor, Governor Blame Each Other for School Trouble
 
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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka blames Gov. Christie and state management for the $72 million budget hole facing the city's school district and a proposed 10.3 percent school tax increase. Christie says the schools are failing despite getting hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: http://bit.ly/1ERsYqw **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out http://www.njtvnews.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/njtvonline/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/njtvnews/ ----------------- NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams is a week-nightly news program on NJTV covering local New Jersey news as well as a multi-platform, local information source for New Jersey. Be sure to share with us your story ideas, feedback and tips about news in your neighborhood here: http://bit.ly/1GnSEtn NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams airs every weeknight at 6, 7:30 and 11 p.m. ET on NJTV.
Views: 153 NJTV News
New Camden School Superintendent Has Close Ties To Cerf Reform Agenda
 
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Gov. Chris Christie announced that Paymon Rouhanifard, who has worked with Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, is the new superintendent for Camden public schools. For more New Jersey news, visit NJ Today online at http://www.njtvonline.org/njtoday/.
Views: 304 NJTV News
Governor Christie Touts School Voucher Program
 
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Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the American Federation for Children Summit in Jersey City where he gave his support to school vouchers and called teachers and the NJEA bullies. For more New Jersey news, visit NJ Today online at http://www.njtvonline.org/njtoday/.
Views: 97 NJTV News
1-16-14 Press Conference: Christie Administration's mistreatment of students & parents in Newark
 
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Daryn Martin, President of Ivy Hill PTO in Newark and NJ State Senator Ron Rice describe how children and parents are being mistreated by the Christie Administration's Newark school superintendent Cami Anderson.
Views: 1824 SOS NJ
"It's None of Your Business" - NJ Gov. Chris Christie's Response to "Gail"
 
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's response to live television viewer question ("Gail") about sending his children to private school. Originally aired as part of Steve Adubato's "Christie on the Line" Interview, produced by the Caucus Educational Corporation on PBS, with post production by ACIEM Studios. Transcript: Gail: You don't send your children to public schools, you send them to private schools, so I was wondering why you think it's fair to be cutting school funding to public schools. Gov. Christie: What's her name? Adubato: (speaking to control room) What's her name, guys, real quick cuz the governor's talking. What is it?... Gail. Talk to Gail. Gov. Christie: Hey Gail, you know first off it's none of your business. I don't ask you where you send your kids to school. Don't bother me about where I send mine. Secondly, I pay $38,000 a year in property taxes, for a public school system, predominantly in Mendham, that my wife and I don't choose to utilize because we believe - we've decided, as parents - that we believe that a religious education should be part of our children's everyday education, so we send our children to parochial school. Third, I as governor am responsible for every child in this state, not just my own, and the decisions that I make are to try to improve the... educational opportunities of every child in this state. So with all due respect, Gail, it's none of your business.
Views: 7840 aciemstudios
Improving Newark Schools
 
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Urban education in New Jersey was a hot button issue during the race for governor. On November 3, 2009 voters demanded change and ousted Jon Corzine. Now, the first republican governor in 12 years, Christopher Christie promises to fix what Corzine couldn't . Dissatisfied parents speak out.
Views: 126 Rachelle Johnson
Governor Christie: This System Needs to be Changed
 
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Irvington Town Hall. January 19, 2012 (Transcript Below) Governor Christie: But in a number of places in our state, as you well know, the education system isn't doing well, and it isn't serving our children. And those children and their families are being cheated. And their futures are being determined by their zip code. Not by what they have in here or in here. I know in my heart that if I had been left to the schools in Newark that there's a very good chance I wouldn't be standing here as Governor of New Jersey. And what I say to myself now as governor is this: As a Newarker, as someone who was removed from Newark by my parents, how many children are sitting in the Newark school system today who have both the brains and the heart to be Governor but will never be because we didn't have the guts to stand up and say, this system needs to be changed and it needs to be fixed and we need to worry more about the future of our children and less about the comfort of the adults running the school system.
Views: 394 GovChristie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Freezes Spending
 
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With State's Budget In 'Shambles,' NJ's new Governor Chris Christie Slices Into School Surpluses, NJ Transit Subsidies; Dems Furious. http://wcbstv.com/local/governor.christie.freezes.2.1487727.html
Views: 5262 StateOfTheYOUnion
Governor Chris Christie: Superbowl 2014
 
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Governor Chris Christie give remarks regarding the planning and playing of Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey during a press conference in West Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. (Governor's Office / Tim Larsen) (transcript below) Listen, all the people from New York when they get in their cars or get on the buses or trains, they're going to realize all of a sudden that it got dark really quickly. That will be their indication they're under the Hudson River, and then when they come and it's light again they're in New Jersey. There are going to be if you look at the bid which is now the blueprint for the host committee, there is significant activity going on in New Jersey. The party the night before the Super Bowl will be in Liberty State Park. The NFL Experience and the NFL tailgate parties will be at the Izod Center and at the Meadowlands track. So there are going to be significant activities here in New Jersey, not to mention that all of the local hotels are going to be in use which I think will lead to a lot of other business in the restaurants and bars and other attractions that are here in the northern part of the state, and New York will get a piece of it too, because there will be lots of people staying in hotels in New York City as well. There will be activities in New York City. But remember this: when it gets to be 6:30 on Sunday they're going to be in New Jersey. When the TV broadcast comes on they're going to say live from East Rutherford, New Jersey, and then whether it's Mayor Bloomberg or whoever the heck the mayor of New York is at that time, if they want to come to the game they can call and ask me for tickets. I'd be happy to have them.
Views: 2449 GovChristie
The Bragaw Commute
 
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Cami Anderson's ONE Newark Plan impacts real families. Follow this parent's journey as the district decides to close her daughter's school and two schools in her neighborhood, Upper Clinton Hill. To State Appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson and Governor Chris Christie, WHY?
Views: 549 Alturrick Kenney
An Afternoon with Governor Chris Christie
 
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On April 29th, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the Harvard Graduate School of Education and participated in an Askwith Forum focused on education policy and the role of unions.
Views: 9787 HarvardEducation
NJ Senate Dems on Legislative Approval of Plan to Protect Seniors in FY 2011
 
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In this video press release, Senate Democrats discuss the legislative approval of a plan to restore prescription drug assistance and property tax relief for New Jersey seniors in the FY 2011 Budget, by requiring that top wage-earners pay their fair share. The bill package received approval from Democrats in the Legislature, but was vetoed by Governor Christie that same day.
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Christie Warns Newark Mayor His 'Attitude' Could Slow Return of Local Schools Control
 
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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka opposes expansion of charter schools in the city. Gov. Christie says his decision to support traditional, failing schools might hinder the return of schools to local control. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: http://bit.ly/1ERsYqw **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out http://www.njtvnews.org/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/njtvonline/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/njtvnews/ ----------------- NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams is a week-nightly news program on NJTV covering local New Jersey news as well as a multi-platform, local information source for New Jersey. Be sure to share with us your story ideas, feedback and tips about news in your neighborhood here: http://bit.ly/1GnSEtn NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams airs every weeknight at 6, 7:30 and 11 p.m. ET on NJTV.
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Stand with Governor Chris Christie
 
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Stand with Governor Chris Christie as he fights back against Cap and Trade energy taxes in New Jersey. Show your support for Gov. Christie at http://NoNJCapandTrade.com
$100 million Facebook Donation to Schools
 
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www.BlackSuperPages.ca Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder and chief executive of Facebook Inc., plans to announce a donation of up to $100 million to the Newark schools this week, in a bold bid to improve one of the country's worst performing public school systems. Bloomberg News Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, at a news conference last month. Newark spends about $22,000 a year on each of its 40,000 pupils, but only about half of its students graduate. Of those who do, only one-fifth go on to four-year colleges. More than 85% of the Newark students at community colleges need remedial help in math and English. The state took control of the troubled Newark system in the 1990s, and this month Gov. Chris Christie informed the city's superintendent that his contract wouldn't be renewed after June 2011. Mr. Christie has vowed to implement forceful changes, portending an agenda that includes stronger teacher evaluations and merit pay. While Mr. Zuckerberg has made charitable donations in the past that have not been widely reported, this is by far his largest and represents his debut as a major philanthropist. According to the person familiar with the discussions, Mr. Zuckerberg decided he did not want to wait until he was near his career's end before getting involved in major philanthropy. The announcement of the gift has been planned for Friday on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" show, which has been using this week to draw attention to education. The timing of the announcement was driven by the Mr. Christie and Mr. Booker, over the objections of Facebook executives, said the person familiar with the discussions. Mr. Zuckerberg's pledge comes as the company he founded confronts a Hollywood film's scathing depiction of the executive. "The Social Network," which opens in wide U.S. release Oct. 1, suggests Mr. Zuckerberg may have stolen the idea for his social-networking site Mr. Zuckerberg was not available, a spokeswoman for Mr. Christie couldn't be reached, and Mr. Booker declined to comment. A $100 million donation to a school district is rare, but not unprecedented. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has pumped almost $5 billion into K-12 education, awarded Tampa' Hillsborough County School District $100 million last year to overhaul how teachers and trained and evaluated No plans have yet been finalized on how the gift to Newark will be spent. Mr. Booker is supposed to draw up those plans and get community support for them, said the person familiar with the discussions. The donation has the potential to be matched by another $100 million that Mr. Booker has been working on raising from private foundations and others. The $200 million that could be raised would amount to more than 20% of Newark's budget of $940 million.
Views: 683 BlackCanadian Pages
Chris Christie denies report he was stopped by TSA
 
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Port Authority police told CBS New York that one of its officers refused to let Chris Christie pass at Newark Airport, telling the former governor that he is no longer allowed to use that access. Chris Christie denied the report, calling it "pure fiction."
Views: 602 CBS News
Phil Murphy: Biggest Failure In Leadership In N.J. Is Chris Christie | MTP Daily | MSNBC
 
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Phil Murphy, candidate for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial nomination, contrasts himself with past governors and makes his pitch to voters. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Google+: http://on.msnbc.com/Plusmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Follow MSNBC on Tumblr: http://on.msnbc.com/LeanWithmsnbc Phil Murphy: Biggest Failure In Leadership In N.J. Is Chris Christie | MTP Daily | MSNBC
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John Corzine And Chris Christie Meet Up In Church
 
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Corzine and Christie
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Governor Christie: Part 4 - A Budget Conversation
 
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Part 4 of 4 parts - Governor Chris Christie holds a conversation with town officials and community leaders about the budget while in Haddon Heights, N.J on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. (Transcript Below) Governor Christie: Not only that, Governor Corzine two years ago set up a separate health plan for school employees. The State Health Benefit Plan, which is a very rich plan, $15 deductibles. I pay 1.5% of my salary starting this Saturday when I start on state health benefits. I've been paying COBRA since I left as US Attorney a year ago December. I'm going to wind up paying 1.5% of my salary, which is $175,000, for full family medical, dental, and vision for me, my wife, and my four children. Think about that. Think—well, not for me for the rest of my life, because I'm not in the pension system and I won't get benefits for the rest of my life, but in the teacher situation they'll pay nothing for the rest of their lives for that coverage, nothing. Now you add to that—so let's switch from the teachers. Let's switch to the state employees, state employees who Governor Corzine made a deal with last year—now get ready for this. Some state employees this year in this fiscal year will be getting an 11% salary increase, 11%. Why? The governor had a contract with them to give them 3 ½% salary increases per year last year. In the middle of a reelection he had a new negotiation with them and got them to defer their last year's 3 ½% salary increase into Fiscal Year '11 where they were already getting another 3 ½% salary increase, so now that's 7. So how did you get to 11 Governor? Here's how you get to 11, because we also have a grade and step system in our civil service system so that if you're not at the top step of your grade every step you move up every year amounts to about a 4% increase...So I said during the campaign, and I absolutely believe this, in my heart I could care less about getting reelected. I am going to do what needs to be done and I am going to beg, cajole, push, pull, the folks that I need to to come along with me because all of them know it's true. Now it's just about having the courage to do it. So you'll see those numbers go down for me, and some of you will say he's crazy. He's never going to get reelected. I don't care. If I walk out at the end of four years and we have this fiscal situation under control and I hand it off to somebody else I hope they take the same position and are responsible too, but that's what I'm going to do. I asked the mayors at the League of Municipalities last week in Trenton—I told them that this was like that part in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. If you saw that movie, you remember when those Bolivian soldiers were chasing them, right? And they got to the cliff, and they had a seminal decision to make. If we stay here and do the same thing we've been doing they're going to catch us, they're going to shoot us in the back and kill us, and for sure we're going to die. They looked over the cliff, and they saw the water well down below, and they said if we jump we'd probably die. Well in my book probably is better than certainly when it comes to death, and so what did they do? They held hands and they jumped off the cliff, and they landed in the water and they landed fine. Of course it's a bad analogy because they died later, but that's just a whole other thing. I'll get back to that. Just stick with me to the point where they get in the water and they're alive. The rest of this part, you know, they kept doing the same bad things again, so we can work the analogy but let's just stop at the water part. They lived. We need to jump off the cliff together, and I'll jump first. I'll put my hands behind me and I'll hope to feel some hands grabbing on as I go, but that's what you elected me to do. You elected me to do this, and there are going to be moments you're not going to like it, but you're going to know that this is what you sent me here to do. There's no more playing along the margins in New Jersey. We've got to fix this broken state, and I will fix it or go down trying, and that's the attitude I brought to this. That's why I came back to Haddon Heights because here you've shown a willingness and an ability to make difficult decisions that are not always universally popular to put your town back on the right track and to make it once again a place where people can afford to live and raise their families, and so when I was thinking where to start this conversation I thought about coming here to see this mayor and all of you who have contributed to that solution and hope to enlist you in the fight to solve the problems for the state.
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