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Christie lashes out at teachers’ unions

April 30, 2011

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Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey told an audience at Harvard University that the nation is losing a generation of children to an education system that needs to hold teachers more accountable. Christi spoke yesterday at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and took audience questions. The Republican governor, who has won national attention for challenging public employee unions, criticized teachers’ unions as “fat, rich, and entitled’’ and standing in the way of reform. Christie favors ending lifetime teacher tenure, tying raises to student performance, and speeding the process for firing incompent teachers. (AP)