Chris Christie says education is a top priority

    By Phil Gregory

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie says improving urban education will be one of his top priorities.

    By Phil Gregoryphilgregorynews@gmail.com

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie says improving urban education will be one of his top priorities.

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    The first public appearance for Christie after his election victory was at the Robert Treat Academy in Newark, a charter school in which students have high test scores on math, science and language.

    Christie: These schools are teaching children 11 months a year, five and a half days a week for a cost that’s two thirds of what the cost is in the regular public school in Newark. What I’ve said is this is a model that we should replicate all over the state of New Jersey.

    Christie say’s it’s an obscenity the state is spending big money on failing schools. He’s pushing for bipartisan legislative action to make changes.

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