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Education Commissioner Bret Schundler in Hoboken

The new education commissioner Bret Schundler is speaking this evening at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Hoboken at the Wild Ginger restuarant.  While the event is sold out, MSV will be attending and look to do a live stream of his speech.  At the time of this writing, the approval is pending so check back at 7:00 pm and spread the word.  


Mr. Schundler, the former mayor of Jersey City is an advocate of greater rights for parents in education, including school choice and vouchers.  He was approved as education commission by the State Senate earlier this month in a 35-2 vote.  Some of his ideas for education over the last decade include:

  • Increase standards and accountability; decrease bureaucracy.
  • Reform tenure; replace ineffective teachers.
  • Make private school options affordable for families.
  • Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure. 
  • Empower families with charters & school choice. 
  • Tax deductions to let urban kids choose schools.
  • Competition to improve the public schools.
  • Best education options to include public, private, or parochial.

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