Christie Or Buono: Will The Real ‘Education Governor’ Please Stand Up?

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State Sen. Barbara Buono and Gov. Chris Christie

State Sen. Barbara Buono and Gov. Chris Christie

by John Mooney / NJ Spotlight

In a long line of politicians who claim the moniker, Chris Christie and Barbara Buono have two very different visions as to what it means to be the “education governor.”

Christie is a darling of the so-called school reform movement and its free-market ideals. State Senator Buono, his Democratic challenger, is a darling of the New Jersey Education Association.

The Republican governor has been tight-fisted with school spending and aid. Conversely, Buono is one of the authors of the state’s generous school finance law that she has pledged to fully fund.

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