Feb
08

NJEA Executive Director Says “Life Isn’t Fair” to Students in Failing Public Schools

In response to the above commentary, Senator Tom Kean, Jr responded:

“Mr. Giordano’s remarks in opposition to OSA show a startling contempt for children and parents of limited means who are forced into failing schools by virtue of their zip code. His remarks, however, actually strengthen the argument in favor of the bill: that the educational establishment is not able or interested in providing an immediate remedy for students in these districts. Children should not be condemned to a subpar education while their schools are being improved; a process that will take a great deal of time.”

Additionally Senator Lesniak responded as well:

“Life is only unfair when we don’t have the courage to change the things we can. And it will continue to be unfair as long as those with the ability to do something to make it fair stand idly by and become resigned to the unfairness. Children from poor families forced to go to chronically failing schools deserve an opportunity to get a quality education. They deserve better from all of us.”

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