N.J. Gov. Chris Christie pushes for education changes with speech in Washington

WASHINGTON — A lightning rod at home for his deep cuts to school funding, Gov. Chris Christie came to the nation’s capital tonight to push for education reforms — and announced he will support a scholarship program allowing students to opt out of 200 “chronically failing” New Jersey schools.
Calling it “the first step” that will “lead to school vouchers across the state of New Jersey,” Christie said the bill, now pending in the Legislature, would allow parents of all means to make a choice like he has made to send his four children to Catholic school.
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