Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bret Schundler - NJ Education Commissioner Speech Live

Pending approval, this show may be a live broadcast of education commissioner Bret Schundler's speech this evening in Hoboken tonight at 7:00.  Check back then.

Talking Ed Note:  The broadcast, the first of its kind to be streamed live in Hoboken was a success.  Education Commissioner Bret Schundler's speech was shown in its entirety.  The new software utilized apparently had a rotation issue and also the final product was not archived for later viewing.   So with the live viewers watching, we're sorry the archive is not available for additional viewers.  Hope to have this sorted out for the next event.

Education Commissioner Bret Schundler in Hoboken

The new education commissioner Bret Schundler is speaking this evening at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Hoboken at the Wild Ginger restuarant.  While the event is sold out, MSV will be attending and look to do a live stream of his speech.  At the time of this writing, the approval is pending so check back at 7:00 pm and spread the word.  

Mr. Schundler, the former mayor of Jersey City is an advocate of greater rights for parents in education, including school choice and vouchers.  He was approved as education commission by the State Senate earlier this month in a 35-2 vote.  Some of his ideas for education over the last decade include:
  • Increase standards and accountability; decrease bureaucracy.
  • Reform tenure; replace ineffective teachers.
  • Make private school options affordable for families.
  • Allow parental choice; weaken teacher tenure. 
  • Empower families with charters & school choice. 
  • Tax deductions to let urban kids choose schools.
  • Competition to improve the public schools.
  • Best education options to include public, private, or parochial.