New Jersey's largest teachers union is out with two new TV ads it says are part of a campaign started nearly 20 years ago to promote public education.

 

Screen shot from NJEA video (NJEA)

But the New Jersey Education Association is also using one of the spots to directly attack Gov. Chris Christie.

The ad criticizes the governor for pushing for more student testing.

A teacher in the ad says it's sad to see the governor turning New Jersey schools into what she calls "test-taking factories."

The second ad criticizes "Trenton politicians" for big cutbacks in school funding and for aid increases of only $1 in some districts this year.

The second spot doesn't criticize Christie by name. But a union statement on the ad says the cutbacks came during Christie's first year in office.

The videos were not available on the NJEA website to post.

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