Not to celebrate Chris Christie with an honorary degree, or with the privilege of being the Keynote speaker, at Rowan University's 2014 commencement ceremony.
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Dept. of Education
Rowan University
Rowan University President
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand

Not to celebrate Chris Christie with an honorary degree, or with the privilege of being the Keynote speaker, at Rowan University's 2014 commencement ceremony.

    1. Petition by

      Cristina & Joseph Nappi

Rowan is historically a teachers' college. No governor in NJ history has been more adversarial to teachers and public education than Chris ChristIe. His policies have damaged public education and the teaching profession as a whole. He is not deserving of this honor from Rowan. 

To:
Rowan University, Dept. of Education
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan University President
We urge you not to celebrate Chris Christie with an honorary degree, or with the privilege of being the Keynote speaker, at Rowan University's 2014 commencement ceremony, as he has taken the most adversarial position on public education of any New Jersey governor to date.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • lillian karkoski MILWAUKEE, WI
      • 3 months ago

      What are we telling our students!! The morals of our country have gone down the toilet.

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    • Shannon Quinn KIRKLAND, WA
      • 3 months ago

      My sister, step sister and many of my friends are teachers. They deserve better!!

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    • Jo Anne Pinto CASA GRANDE, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      This is important because I am sick and tired of politicians ignoring the fact that education is CRUCIAL to our future. Our children and young people are the hope of the future. If we keep taking money from their education and keep filling their heads with substandard education and junk like creationism and intelligent design, we are going to end up with a population of uneducated people who will fall for every line they heard. We MUST start teaching quality and logical thinking and clear communication along with basic math, English and social studies, and it wouldn't hurt to throw another language into the mix just to increase knowledge of the world!

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    • Helene Dorazio SAINT JAMES, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Why honor someone who has cut the legs out from underneath you?

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    • marianne allegro NEW YORK, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Two reasons: 1. I grew up in NJ and my whole family resides there. 2. Education is important to me; my nieces and nephews have attended NJ colleges, as did I.

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