Seriously. LOVE this. Like most union members, teachers are embarrassingly out of touch when it comes to their salaries and benefit contributions compared to that of the private sector. What makes this even better is that this Rita Wilson’s argument, which vacillates annoyingly and pathetically between that of victim and martyr is SO PERFECTLY TYPICAL of what teachers say all the time about their shitty compensation for the job they ONLY do because they love the kids. Only thing missing here is that she occasionally has to buy pencils and tissues for her students out of her own, measly, 85K salary.
And if that wasn’t enough, Christie throws this cherry on top of the sundae: “Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state,” Christie said. “That’s why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that.” Hahaha! Awesome. As a teacher union member, THANKS, CHRISTIE!