Remember the $400 millon mistake that cost New Jersey schools big time? Here’s something that’s taking the focus off that. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is giving Newark schools $100 million, if Gov. Christie steps back and lets Newark Mayor Cory Booker take more of a lead role. Newark currently spends $400 million for its schools.
Christie and Booker are in Chicago this morning to announce it all on Oprah, who is a big Booker fan.
What say you? Does Cory Booker have enough on his plate without taking a more active role in Newark’s schools? Or is he just the man to do it? What about concerns over how it was a backroom deal? And what do you make of it all playing out on Oprah?