Harvard Cheers N.J. Governor’s Tough Talk on Education
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew enthusiastic cheers from a Harvard audience on Friday when he spoke aggressively against university tenure and teachers’ unions, and promised to build a more conservative state Supreme Court. —ARK
The New York Times:
Conservatives may see Harvard as the heart of liberal darkness, but on Friday it gave a warm, even enthusiastic reception to Gov. Chris Christie and his ideas on education overhaul.
Speaking to almost 200 students and staff members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the New Jersey governor drew rounds of applause with his talk of sharply limiting teacher tenure, rigorously evaluating teachers and administrators, curbing the power of teachers’ unions and pledging to appoint more-conservative justices to the State Supreme Court.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a crowd in 2007.