New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie dropped by the Oprah show this afternoon to announce his latest efforts to improve New Jersey public schools, a bipartisan public/private partnership with Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg:
As Gov. Christie notes, the state capital took over administration of Newark's faltering public schools more than a decade ago, but the district continues to struggle. With the new partnership, Christie has pledged to relinquish some authority back to the city of Newark to encourage local authority and private sector participation to help put the school district back on the right track.