Tomlinson, who had been carrying a sign and handing out fliers from her Badass Teachers Association, asked Christie why he’d called New Jersey schools “failure factories.” Christie rounded on her, blurting out that he was sick of “you people.”
"This story—oh really? They have more money now than they’ve ever had before. This is an old story from you folks, and they fail because you guys are failing in those schools. Have you ever sent your child to one of those schools?
"You portray us as the bad guys," said Tomlinson.
"Guess what, this is the most money the school has ever spent on education in the history of this state," said Christie.
"It is not," said Tomlinson.
"$9 billion in education!" yelled an onlooker.
"Yeah, and it’s down 0.1 percent," said Tomlinson.
"And it’s never enough for you," said Christie.
"All I want is money for my students and my school," said Tomlinson.
"Do your job," said Christie, turning away and heading into the bus.