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Chris Christie in Haddonfield, the Feel-Good Movie of the Year

"If this is our country's future from Haddonfield, we're in really good shape."

Haddonfield is one of 10 towns in the state participating in a pilot program to evaluate teacher effectiveness. The evaluations will help determine if teachers get tenure or not.

Christie signed a bill into law last month to overhaul a century-old standard for teacher tenure in the state.

The governor fielded questions from an advanced placement history class before answering questions from the media. Students here said they were excited about the governor's visit.

Ed Pacelli September 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Where are the angry teachers? Where are the threatening placards? They're in Chicago and they're still in New Jersey but they're "absent" these days. They are probably hoping that the imaginary Obama wave will validate their insanity and they can start their never ending push for control and money. Once these local unions have been strangled, it's on to higher education and the more elitist and destructive members of those who undermine our country. Ed Pacelli
Dan Cho September 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The governor needs to take a walk. About 30 minutes a day to start. Work his way up to an hour. For his health, family, career.
Marie September 11, 2012 at 02:55 PM
With everything going on in our country (and the world) right now, you are only concerned with what he looks like - instead of anything he might be saying? Really??
Michele Baccare September 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM
While I agree that HMHS is a very well-run high school with many smart, dedicated teachers and administrators, I take exception with the governor's assumption that our students succeed because of the high school. Rather, the HMHS excels because of our students' high socioeconomic status. The faculty and administration at any other local high school may be just as strong or stronger than Haddonfield's but their students may not succeed or do as well because their parents aren't as well educated and employed and don't focus on education as much as Haddonfield parents do. Let's face it, the best high schools in NJ are in our most affluent neighborhoods.
Ric September 13, 2012 at 01:26 PM
@Michele Bacccare. Do you think Haddonfield’s students would do as well academically if they retained their high socioeconomic status but were transferred to a Willingboro or Camden High School?

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