NJ Union Attacks Christie in Public School Promo

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 12:47 PM EDT
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Teacher's Union Attacks Christie

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New Jersey's largest teachers union is out with two new TV ads it says are part of a campaign started nearly 20 years ago to promote public education.

But the New Jersey Education Association is also using one of the spots to directly attack Gov. Chris Christie.

The ad criticizes the governor for pushing for more student testing.

A teacher in the ad says it's sad to see the governor turning New Jersey schools into what she calls “test-taking factories.”

The second ad criticizes “Trenton politicians” for big cutbacks in school funding and for aid increases of only $1 in some districts this year.

The second spot doesn't criticize Christie by name. But a union statement on the ad says the cutbacks came during Christie's first year in office.

 

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