I didn't think it was possible in this political climate - but the Budget Passed!
Congratulations to Cynthia Cullen, Patrick Breslin and Christine Schneider.
For complete results see http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20090421/EDUCATION/90421032/1025/education
As an aside, it has come to my attention that a BOE member wrote an e-mail to an undisclosed number of people calling me and/or other bloggers un-American for criticizing Mrs. Schneider's religious expression because she sends her kids to Christian schools. I have not seen the actual e-mail myself, so I cannot quote it verbatim, nor defend myself directly.
Writing this blog to express MY views is protected by the same Amendment of the Constitution as Mrs. Schneider's religious expression.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
I was most certainly NOT criticizing her religious views or her right to express them! I was questioning her motivation to run for a BOE position in a district that she doesn't deem suitable for her own children. I would be just as critical should she have sent her children to a secular out-of-district school.