Chris Christie At Odds With His Education Chief
New Jersey’s acting education commissioner Chris Cerf says he will review whether the state’s recently imposed salary cap for school superintendents has had an impact on school districts. Evidently that’s not going to happen. When I asked Governor Chris Christie about it today he replied, “Yeah, I’m not re-evaluating the superintendents’ cap.”
I pressed the Governor on the issue telling him that Cerf seems pretty adamant about it and he said, “That’s news to me. We’re not re-evaluating the superintendents’ cap.”
Cerf talked about his plans yesterday while speaking to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. That meeting that was attended by about 500 school superintendents. The issue came up during a question-and-answer session, when two superintendents told Cerf that the year-old salary caps have caused “a brain drain.”
Several administrators have raised concerns about the $175,000 salary cap in recent months.