Login Contribute Volunteer

Get email from Jon Corzine

Go to the campaign web site
Supporter Blogs
Corzine Connection
Supporters Diaries
The Campaign Blogs
On The Trail
The Issues Blogs
Economic Growth
Ethics in Government
Health Care
Property Taxes
Other Issues
Blogging the GOP
DC Republicans
Doug Forrester


Maybe the answer is not available yet

I respect Right of Center's question.  It is one I would like to see answered, and I am a very staunch supporter of Senator Corzine in this election.  I watched that debate Sunday morning with the Republican candidates and they all made unfulfillable promises.  Some of them, Forrester in particular, seemed prepared to promise to blacktop everyone's driveway and hand you a couple of grand, personally, from his own wallet.  At least the Senator has provided a written version of his intentions which, if not perfectly clear at this point, provides the basis for discussion and a starting point for all of our questions.  Yes, I would like to know exactly how it compares to other proposals, dollar for dollar, and how it will be paid for.

Property taxes are not the only issue that concern me, though, as huge as they are.  For one thing, I do not want to see our school systems gutted in order to pay for property tax rebates.  This seems to be the direction some of the Republican candidates were taking.  When you gut the public school system to pay for property taxes, you basically make real education the province of the wealthy only.  There really aren't that many private schools to make up for a murdered public school system, and there certainly aren't that many that people who are not at least upper middle class can afford.

And let's call a spade a spade.  There is an underlying purpose in the attack on public schools, which is to kill the teacher's unions because they consistently vote Democratic.  That's what is going on in California right now.

NJ's school system is rated fourth in the country, which is pretty good.  I don't want to see that drop.  If anything, I want to see the standards raised everywhere, so that we are not only number four, but number four in a great national school system.  If that costs money, I can appreciate that.  The high school kids of today are going to be treating my macular degeneration when I'm seventy-five.  I want them to be well-educated when they do.

by gdfrogsdong on June 06 at 12:07 PM EST


What we really need to do is to have state wide or county wide school districts and stop tying school expenditures to property tax. We also need to stop putting budgets out to vote so that seniors can vote down budgets because "I don't have children in school anymore". Well, who do they think paid for their kids to go to school? Do they think they don't benefit by today's education? Where do they think their doctors and lawyers that they seem to love to use came from? The doctor and lawyer fairy?

Also, the way the BOEs are set up is a joke. In my town we have sevral board members who won because they ran on the platform of "When I win here is who I will screw with in the school district" or "I'll screw with the school district because that makes me look good to the taxpayers..I'll be your hero".

Education is nothing short of pathetic in NJ...good going ...

by Anonymous Citizen on September 26 at 9:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Sign in here if you already have a Corzine Connection account.

I Forgot My Password

Action Center

  • Build Support
  • Plan/Find Events
  • Contact the Media
  • Raise Money

Blog Archive

Find Events Near You

Jersey Blogs

  • Read our Disclaimer
  • The Bray (NJ Dems)
  • Democrats 2000
  • Mercer County DFA
  • NJ Democratic State Committee
  • NJ for Democracy
  • Ocean County DFA
  • Progressive Bloggers of NJ
  • A Cautious Man
  • Angry Democrat Forum
  • Bad Hair Blog
  • Barista
  • Bayshore Journalista
  • Big Windbag
  • Blog for Highland Park
  • Brilliant at Breakfast
  • Buzzmachine
  • Call and Answer
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Daily Scoop
  • Dump Mike
  • Dynamobuzz
  • Everyone is Included
  • Fitszo
  • Forty Four
  • Frogsdong
  • Gigglechick
  • I am Bill Power
  • In an Alternate Universe
  • Heather Fink
  • Hurricane James
  • Jersey Beat
  • JerseyBredFilly (kos diary)
  • Jersey Politics
  • Katespot
  • Latino Pundit
  • Liberal Marine's Progressive
  • Levy 2020
  • Manzella News
  • Maru the Crankpot
  • Media in Trouble
  • Mister Snitch
  • Nathan Rudy
  • New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog
  • NJ Politiko
  • NJ Tipster
  • NJ for Feingold
  • NJ for Clark
  • Olfactory Hues
  • OurSenate
  • Parkway Rest Stop
  • Patridiot Watch
  • Perspective
  • Plainfield Area Equality
  • Plainfield Plain Talker
  • Poetic Leanings
  • Politics 5
  • Princeton Drinking Liberally
  • Professor Kim
  • Rix Mix
  • Sherrils Myria of Musings
  • Skaroff
  • Subcutaneous
  • Super Hanc Petram
  • Tammany on the Hudson
  • The Atlantic Highlands Muse
  • The Contrarian
  • The One True Tami
  • Terminus
  • The Jersey Side
  • The Long Cut
  • The Opinion Mill
  • The Peninsula Pundit
  • The Yellin Report
  • Tris McCall
  • TurnpikeFeminist
  • Underdog Democrat
  • United Left
  • Xpatriated Texan
  • Zucchini Chronicles
  • Suggest a blog

Jersey Media

  • Asbury Park Press
  • Atlantic City Press
  • Bergen Record
  • Bridgeton News
  • Burlington County Times
  • Cranbury Press
  • Courier News
  • Courier Post
  • Daily Journal
  • Daily News
  • Daily Record
  • Express Times
  • Gloucester County Times
  • Home News Tribune
  • Jersey Journal
  • Jersey Politics
  • New Jersey Herald
  • New Jersey Reporter
  • Newsday
  • NJ.com
  • Ocean County Observer
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • PoliticsNJ
  • Star Ledger
  • The Record
  • The Two Rivers Times
  • Today's Sunbeam
  • Trenton Times
  • Trentonian
  • Suggest a media link

Jersey Stuff

  • Garden State Parkway Pics
  • New Jersey Film Festival
  • NJ Media Corps
  • Weird NJ
  • Wikipedia - New Jersey
  • Wikipedia - New Jersey History
  • Wikipedia - New Jersey Senate
  • Wikipedia - Doug Forrester
  • Wikipedia - Jon Corzine
  • Suggest Jersey stuff