Gov. Chris Christie has spent much of his first year in office criticizing schools for being inefficient and the teachers union for keeping them that way.
The governor on Tuesday unveiled a tough-love reform package that will make classroom achievement, not seniority or tenure, the basis for teacher pay hikes and career advancement.
Teachers will have to earn tenure by showing they have improved the performance of their students for two straight years and get a high rating from their principals and superintendents.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie returned from the Labor Day holiday in attack mode.