Christie tells it like it is…

5/15/2010:

Chris Christie for President?

A Hoboken411 reader sent this video clip in, saying “Here’s a press conference video NJ Governor Chris Christie gave – putting liberal media in it’s place. If only this kind of governing took place in Hoboken, instead of non-transparent shenanigans, right? Chris Christie for President!

I’ve heard that if the actions Christie is taking in New Jersey pan out positively, this could serve as a blue print for the rest of the county. What are your thoughts?

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43 Comments on "Christie tells it like it is…"

hobokenj
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hobokenj

Good job Christie, looks like your cap is helping one town. Now think of the other 600 school districts in the state and what they spend on this position. Seems like an awfull lot of teachers could be spared if we regiionalized this position on a county level. This is what teachers should be against, not Christie cutting their aid…

nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/proposed_216k_salary_for_parsi.html

hobokenj
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hobokenj

people keep looking at median wage. Thats not a real gret check. What is the actual median cost when all benefits are included. Pension, medical, sick days etc. That is what the actual cost is to a taxpayer for a teacher, cop or fireman.

I also dont get why people are saying Christie is attacking teachers. He is attacking school budgets. If you dont want teachers or services cut than you should be protesting you local government who have bloated the education budget with adminstration jobs for there friends and relatives. 190K superintendent. principals VP assittant VP board of ed seats and a admin for each of those positions. Those are political jobs given for votes and are high paying. Eliminate or streamline them and you would not have to cut a single teacher. Christie has said you are getting less money. Towns could easily cut from places other than teachers and services. But they wont cause the NJEA is wants teachers and services cut so that parents are angry and dont relect Christie. The NJEA doesnt have the welfare of the kids or teachers in mind.

truth1
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truth1

Just some facts, the median Teacher Salary in NJ is $57 K, the average is $63K. Tip O’Neill said it best….”All Politics is Local”….If our Mayors and Governing Bodies really do their job, the problems of today will be handled better and with a four year disciplined plan, much improvement can be gained. Remember, our local political organizations help elect our county, state and national leaders……just my 2 cents. 😛

matt_72
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The median teacher salary in NJ may be $57K, but it is far lower in the country as a whole and far higher in Hoboken. Hoboken comes in at a whopping $75K.[quote comment=”192488″]Just some facts, the median Teacher Salary in NJ is $57 K, the average is $63K. Tip O’Neill said it best….”All Politics is Local”….If our Mayors and Governing Bodies really do their job, the problems of today will be handled better and with a four year disciplined plan, much improvement can be gained. Remember, our local political organizations help elect our county, state and national leaders……just my 2 cents. [/quote]

jc5201
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jc5201

I read somewhere that the average salary for Hoboken teachers is $56k. Is that not true?

Also, I have friend who is a teacher in Edison. They took the pay freeze and 1.5% contribution to benefits to avoid lay offs as promised by Christie. Guess what? They had lay-offs last week! [quote comment=”192492″]The median teacher salary in NJ may be $57K, but it is far lower in the country as a whole and far higher in Hoboken. Hoboken comes in at a whopping $75K.

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matt_72
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Nope, not true. Google it if you don’t believe me. Go look at one of those old spreadsheets that has everyone’s pay listed. I typed AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY IN HOBOKEN (not in quotation marks) into Google, the 2nd hit was an article from this week that had the median salary for teachers in various towns in Hudson County. Hoboken teachers had a median salary of $74,902. The next closest town came in over $10K below that.

I am near 100% sure that Christie never promised no layoffs. He promised a small amount of additional funding to districts that get concessions from the unions, that is it. And your friend’s district would have had more layoffs if not for the wage freeze. There will be lots of layoffs with the level of cuts required to balance the budget. Union concessions will help prevent some layoffs but unless the union is willing to accept double digit cuts to wages, benefits & pensions there is no way the state will be able to balance the budget without layoffs. The deficit is just way too big.[quote comment=”192496″]I read somewhere that the average salary for Hoboken teachers is $56k. Is that not true?Also, I have friend who is a teacher in Edison. They took the pay freeze and 1.5% contribution to benefits to avoid lay offs as promised by Christie. Guess what? They had lay-offs last week!

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Easy-E
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Teachers in South Jersey get paid a lot less than their colleagues up North. So the “median” figures you’re throwing around don’t really mean anything unless you can figure out what it is by region or county.

My only gripe with teachers is tenure. What a load of crap.

Do your job well and you have no problem. I don’t care how long you have been working someplace, it’s irrelevant to performance, otherwise we wouldn’t even be talking about it.

The most important question is this:

“Is our children learning?” 😆

I wonder how much the median income is at the top 10 districts in the state. How much do they spend per student?

brian_g
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brian_g

I see the war on unions continues unabated here at Hob411.

I can admire Christie’s willingness to make unpopular choices that will likely cost him his job. Not many politicians that are willing to do that.

Having said that, most of his plan is just Republican fantasyland stuff.

He’s going to cut income taxes for everyone. He’s going to cut corporate taxes. Cuts rules and regulations.

I like his proposal to enable kids to attend inter-district schools and his scholarship program though.

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