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In an interview broadcast Sunday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said teachers’ unions “are the single most destructive force in public education in America,” and deserve “a punch in the face.” Teachers unions aren’t some faceless entity–our unions are made up of individual teachers, who go to work every day dedicated to helping children succeed.  Teachers today face huge challenges–from top-down, blame-and-shame policies to on-the-job violence.  Threats and violence have no place in our schools, or in our national discourse. Chris Christie seems to think that leadership means threatening violence and creating a culture of intimidation. We couldn’t disagree more. Sign our petition, and demand that Chris Christie apologize for threatening our nation’s educators. Photo by Marc Nozell, via Flickr

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