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Governor Christie on Capping Superintendent Salaries

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Published on Dec 3, 2010

Governor Christie discusses reasons behind capping superintendent salaries in New Jersey. Standing up for the taxpayers of the state. (Transcript Below)

Governor Christie (Hackettstown, 11/22/10): And so people wonder why. Why am I standing up to school boards on this superintendent pay issue?

Governor Christie (Hackettstown, 11/22/10): To ask them and ask the superintendents that run those places why it's possible, when hundreds of millions of dollars are given to the Trenton school district every year, that they don't have money for paper. That's impossible. It is impossible, and they should look at where they can cut spending in other places.

Governor Christie (Toms River, 11/9/10): Let me tell you about the new poster boy for all that's wrong with a public school system that is being dictated by greed.

Governor Christie (Hackettstown, 11/22/10): The arrogance of these school superintendents. When they know the cap is coming, capping school superintendent salaries at no more than what the governor makes, and listen, I know being the school superintendent is a tough job. But after having done this one now for 11 months, it's no tougher than this. That's for sure.

Governor Christie (Toms River, 11/9/10): That I suspect that the executive county superintendent is going to look very poorly upon someone who is trying to game the system and take from the taxpayers of Parsippany and by extension the taxpayers of the state of New Jersey.

Governor Christie (Hackettstown, 11/22/10): We want the same things for superintendents that we want for teachers. We want merit pay. We want people in the educational community to be rewarded the same way all of you are in private business.

Governor Christie (Toms River, 11/9/10): If Lee Seitz wants to try to put his greed and his arrogance ahead of the taxpayers of New Jersey you elected me to stand up to people like Lee Seitz and others across the state and I will.

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