So is this just a case of Republicans believing that privatization is always better?
New Jersey is becoming ground zero in the Republican campaign to turn public schools into corporate profit centers. Governor Christie’s education plans include a new $825 million private school voucher program paid for by cutting $820 million out of the public education budget. The program was designed by Christie and his Education Commissioner – Christopher Cerf - who just happened to previously be the President of the world’s largest for-profit school corporation – Edison Schools, Inc.
So is this just a case of Republicans believing that privatization is always better? Not exactly…it turns out Governor Christie used to be a lobbyist on behalf of Edison Schools Incorporated – and routinely lobbied the state on behalf private schools.
And now as Governor – Christie is giving the ultimate kickback to his former employers – the state’s entire public education system and over $800 million bucks. Chris Christie - the best governor money can buy.