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Chris Christie Touts Merit-Based Pay in New Newark Teachers' Contract

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Gov. Chris Christie in an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning touted the signing of a landmark Newark Teachers Union contract .

The three-year deal, approved this week by about 60 percent of the membership, will be the first in the state and one of the first in the nation to base teacher pay on classroom performance, including student progress.