It's really sick how our children's educations are being tossed around like a political football by both Governor Christie and the leadership of the NJEA. Yesterday Christie dangled a little, tiny carrot to teachers -- if you agree to a salary freeze then your district might get some of its state aid money back. Wow, sounds exciting, right? Don't be fooled. Based on the information given by the state, Ridgewood would potentially receive about $75,000 back in state aid. What's that, a single teacher? Not much of a carrot.
More noise from Trenton that truly has no relevance to Ridgewood.
See you at tonight's BOE meeting/Budget Hearing.
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