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Christie proposing longer school day amid scandal
AP via WPXI ^ | January 14, 2014 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:45:57 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme that threatens to damage his second term and could cut short any ambitions to run for president.

According to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press, Christie, an early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, will make the case Tuesday that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically. Details of the plan will be left for another day.

(Excerpt) Read more at wpxi.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; education; newjersey; publicschools; school; unions
This won't gain him any fans among school-age children.
1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:45:57 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

But it will for those that want extended “free” daycare.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:50:41 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just let the state have from from daylight to dark like they want. /S


3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:12 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This won't gain him any fans among school-age children.

It will however cause the teachers unions to go absolutely ape sh**, giving him an opportunity to slap them down. Which is what got him to where he is.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:17 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Londo Molari

The unions are chomping at the bit to give these teachers additional monies, benefits, etc etc...


5 posted on 01/14/2014 7:53:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Don’t polls how that any “D” will defeat Christie in NJ in 2016 if he is the presidential nominee? Like Romney, he can’t carry his home state. I can’t get too excited about Christie’s troubles, except that they can bring Jebbie to the forefront.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 8:02:24 AM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

When a female breeder pops out a baby human, the baby should drop right into a government basket and be taken to a government indoctrination facility and raised by government indoctrinators.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 8:05:27 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This won't gain him any fans among school-age children.

Funny, my 7 year old was a fierce Romney supporter in the mock kid's election they ran because she heard Obama wants the kids to have school in summer (probably so the teachers unions can insist on more money/benefits). She now is very anti-Hillary for the same reason. Hey, whatever it takes.

8 posted on 01/14/2014 8:09:00 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’ll need the additional time...to get thru the Christie-created traffic congestion.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 8:10:49 AM PST by moovova
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Does this mean that he will be Hillary’s running mate after all?


10 posted on 01/14/2014 8:11:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Theodore R.
Jeb might be the best...but he is a Bush. And there are plenty of Bush Bashers right here on FR (mostly Dem infiltraitors I always say).

We're assuming Hillary is the Dem play....but we assumed that in 2008. Who else do they have??

I'm afraid that if they ran Mickey Mouse, they might win...given that Obama won.

Sorry....don't like Christiue. He's a local...not National. He made headlines when he hugged Obama in exchange for money...part of which he used to fund a self serving commercial.

11 posted on 01/14/2014 8:12:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nothing demonstrates more Socialist tendencies than messing with the schools...especially using it as a cover for your corruption


12 posted on 01/14/2014 8:13:30 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Theodore R.

Jebbie, much like Christie, much like almost every single other GOP ladder climber, is a guaranteed L.

Outside of Ted Cruz, the GOP has no assets whatsoever.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 8:16:26 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BenLurkin

He may have decided that the only way to get the heat off him is to adopt the policies of the Left. If he completes the cycle and becomes a Democrat, all will be forgiven and he’ll be hailed as a hero.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 8:18:27 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Sacajaweau

No...Real Conservatives do not like Bush...any Bushes...

Jeb Bush supports Illegal Alien Amnesty, more Federal Govt in education (like his father and brother), anti Tea Party, and anti-life (how he wimped out on Terri Schindler Schiavo...siding with Hemlock Society).

Also, his druggie daughter will be used against him by the Dems

Jeb Bush is not a Conservative...and neither are his supporters.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 8:19:49 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Crispy Creme hopes a decidely-controversial school issue will "help him rebound" from Bridgegate.

I'm sure there's more popular issues for this dummy to choose from to help him "rebound" with the folks.

Like getting rid of those nazi yellow-light cameras causing enormous fines for his New Jersey constituents, for starters.

States, municipalities and camera companies are making millions off this scam.

Sounds like Crispy is starting to go into panic mode....and floundering wildly around in search of quick redemption.

We'd all be better off if the men in white coats come to quietly carry the man away and leave us (and the national scene) in peace.

Leni

16 posted on 01/14/2014 8:24:06 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wow the media sure remembers the word scandal when it is a Republican


17 posted on 01/14/2014 8:29:01 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: Theodore R.

Yes, exit polling of Christie voters last Fall showed the majority preferred Hillary as POTUS.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 8:30:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Yes, exit polling of Christie voters last Fall showed the majority preferred Hillary as POTUS.

What's the difference?

19 posted on 01/14/2014 8:31:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
OK.....local schools lengthened the school week this year, as well.

Teachers HATED it. "We work and slave, etc etc etc....", and so on. You can imagine. It was quite the tempest in a teapot.

"Good!", I said, "Make the teachers work a little harder. Or, the kids will learn a little more. Or, it will add to class time. Perhaps the busses will start running at a reasonable hour (currently, they'd pick up WBill Jr. at 6:15am, if we let him take the bus) Certainly, some good will be done, here!"

Not so much. They added 5 min to the start of the day (kids come in at 7:45 instead of 7:50) and 7 minutes to the end of the school day (2:30, instead of 2:23). Sez me, what was the point of the argument?

20 posted on 01/14/2014 8:45:03 AM PST by wbill
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To: Sacajaweau
Jeb might be the best...but he is a Bush. And there are plenty of Bush Bashers right here on FR (mostly Dem infiltraitors I always say).

Well, in my circle I know on e Jeb supporter, 90% "No Bushes", the remainder frothed at the mouth and were incoherent.

I know mostly Reps and Unaffil.

I guess JimRob must be the biggest infiltrator of them all.
21 posted on 01/14/2014 8:49:45 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Jeb might be the best...but he is a Bush.

He might be the best of the three Bushes bandied.

Seriously, though, I really don't like the dynasty/royalty thing in a Democratic Republic. A Bush/Clinton election would bring us toward a competing monarchic lines type of thing. I would say the same thing if it were Michael Reagan vs. the great-great-great-grandson of the last tolerable Dem (Cleveland?). Okay, maybe I'd prefer that last matchup, but only because it's been a while.
22 posted on 01/14/2014 8:55:10 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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It's not about a monarchy. It's about talent and experience.

Look at the Adams family.

23 posted on 01/14/2014 8:57:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Let the stoning continue! Kids, pick up your rocks!


24 posted on 01/14/2014 8:57:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sacajaweau
It's not about a monarchy. It's about talent and experience.Look at the Adams family.

I don't have to look far. They're in my family tree. John Q. was generally not well regarded, which is why he was a one-termer.

But it actually is about de facto monarchy. In-breeding with political offices means that the "in"s get to reinforce their ties, keeping everyone else out until you get a French Revolution scenario.

Do you think many right-thinking people really took the notion that Kim Jung-Il was the most qualified man to take Kim Il_Sung's place, and it had nothing to do with famly connections? Well, that was their story and their sticking to it.

Do you REALLY think that there is no one better qualified and willing to take the job than Jeb Bush or HRC?
25 posted on 01/14/2014 9:14:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Sacajaweau
And there are plenty of Bush Bashers right here on FR (mostly Dem infiltraitors I always say).

Call me a Dem infiltrator if you like, but if Jeb Bush gets the nomination, I'm writing in Terri Schindler.

26 posted on 01/14/2014 9:31:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Here, here. Bush, I or II, undid Reagan’s work, largely.

If they left a legacy, it was:

“Reagan, well, he really didn’t mean it.”


27 posted on 01/14/2014 9:36:38 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More time for government indoctrination? No, thanks.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 11:19:54 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hate to tell you, many real conservatives absolutely despise the Bushes and blame them for the state of the GOP. And those FR “Day in the life” worshipfest threads were revolting.

As for Christie, if the schools keep the kids longer, there’s more time for smoking crack.


29 posted on 01/14/2014 8:18:32 PM PST by Luke21
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