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NJ teachers union executive on why poor kids shouldn’t get vouchers: “Life’s not always fair”

Get over it, you poor b#stards!  From Joisey:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Wednesday for a state teachers union chief to resign, after the union boss said in an interview that “life’s not always fair” while arguing against vouchers to send poor students to private schools. 

Christie, who has clashed repeatedly with the union over his education proposals, called the remark “outrageous” at a town hall meeting. 

The call from the governor was the latest fallout for New Jersey Education Association Executive Director Vincent Giordano, whose own salary tops $300,000.

Giordano made the comment on the local “New Jersey Capitol Report” program over the weekend. During the interview, he was challenged by the host on why low-income families should not have the same options as other families when their child is in a failing school. 

“Those parents should have exactly the same options and they do. We don’t say that you can’t take your kid out of the public school. We would argue not and we would say ‘let’s work more closely and more harmoniously,'” Giordano said. 

When told some families cannot afford to finance the shift to private school without government help, Giordano said: “Well, you know, life’s not always fair and I’m sorry about that.”

Now that he’s got his $300k+ in salary, screw the kids, right?

This isn’t about whether you think vouchers are a good idea or not.  This is about a highly paid leftist union tool telling poor families that he’d rather they suffer the indignities of a substandard education than have alternatives to the government schools to which they are zoned.  And of course, the predictable “throw more money at it” reply got regurgitated.

February 9, 2012 - Posted by | Chris Christie, New Jersey, public education, shameful, unions


  1. Another “leftist tool” protecting his wallet. Not surprised. That’s what the union leaders do. Collect dues from the unwilling, and unwitting, live the good life and say stupid stuff. The voucher system would lessen his take from the union members, or they’d have to raise the dues to cover the loss. Education is not the issue, it’s all about the money. For the unions.
    He is correct on one point. “Life is not fair”. But, at least, with an educational voucher system the kids would get a better chance at leveling the playing field. It’d be a little bit more like “fair”. It’d all depend on what the child and the family do with the choices they are given via the voucher system.
    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

    Comment by J. Guidry, Battlefield, MO. | February 9, 2012

  2. Actually, vouchers are another entitlement. I’ve attended public schools, worked in public schools and am now the parent of kids in public schools. The quality of the school all comes down to parental and community investment. If you choose to not get involved, then pay for private schools…who I’m sure don’t want to deal with government regulations thus should be very wary of vouchers.

    Comment by Alli | February 9, 2012

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