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Christie Expected To Unveil Education Reform Plans

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting - Edison, NJ - Sep 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting – Edison, NJ – Sep 15, 2010 – Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor’s Office

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie was ready to announce reforms he wants to make to New Jersey’s public education system.
He was expected to do it at a town hall meeting on education reform Tuesday afternoon in Old Bridge.

New Jersey students were among the best in the nation by such standards as test scores and graduation rates, but the public schools were also among the nation’s most expensive to run, and inner city schools have lagged in student achievement.

Christie has advocated performance pay and eliminating some job protections for teachers.

Last month, New Jersey missed out on a $400 million grant to do some reforms because of an error on an application. But last week, Newark’s schools received a $100 million donation.

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