"Scaring students in the classroom, scaring parents with the notes home in the bookbags, and the mandatory 'Project Democracy Homework' asking your parents about what they're going to do in the school board election, and reporting back to your teachers union representatives, using the students like drug mules to carry information back to the classroom, is reprehensible."The culture of corruption is everywhere and I think it is more prevalent in the educational systems of this country than anywhere else. And that's what's so scary about it--these morally bankrupt thugs are the ones who are nominally supposed to be teaching the youth of this country. And they are failing miserably and are trying to drag more money out of the taxpayers in order to fund their mediocrity. Don't get me wrong, there are some smart, educated teachers out there who really want to help kids to learn. But they are bogged down by the detrius of the rest and are forced to become mediocre so that the others don't 'look bad'.
I hope the taxpayers of New Jersey show the same sense that got Christie elected and will side with him on this.