N.J Teachers Union Boss With $500K Salary Tells Poor “Life’s Not Fair.”

New Jersey Education Association Executive Director Vincent Giordano appeared the “New Jersey Capitol Report” this weekend to discuss the costs of education. Giordano tells poor families who can’t afford to go to better schools “life’s not always fair.” Transcript below.

Host: The issue of fairness, I mean this is the argument that a lot of voucher supporters make. People who are well off have options. Somebody who is not well off and whose child is in a failing school, why shouldn’t those parents have the same options to get the kid out of the failing school and into one that works with the help of the state?

NJEA boss Vincent Giordano: Those parents should have exactly the same options and they do. We don’t say you can’t take your kid out of the public school. We would argue not and we would say ‘let’s work more closely and more harmoniously’ …

Host: They can’t afford to pay, you know that. Some of these parents can’t afford to take their child out of these schools.

Giordano: Life’s not always fair and I’m sorry about that.


Posted on February 9, 2012, in Labor Relations and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mr. Giordano is 100% correct, life is not fair. However, isn’t “fairness” what his and all other labor unions are supposedly all about? “Fair” wages, “fair” working conditions, etc. I guess fairness is only an issue when the “solution” benefits him and his organization. Typical…

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