2010 September 26 Sunday
Mark Zuckerberg Tries To Save Newark New Jersey

Does Mark Zuckerberg think his money will improve Newark New Jersey schools?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he would donate $100 million worth of Facebook stock over the next five years through his new Startup: Education foundation. Gov. Chris Christie said he would give Mayor Cory Booker a major role in overseeing any major changes in the district, which the state took over in 1995 because of persistently low test scores and wasteful spending.

Newark already spends $22k per student with not much to show for it.To put that in contrast for New Jersey as a whole $13,601 is spent per student and New Jersey is one of the biggest spending states per student.

Average per child comparative costs in K-12 districts rose to $13,601 during the 2008-09 school year, compared to $12,598 the prior year, and $11,939 in 2006-07.

New Jersey is one of the top states in spending per student. By contrast, Utah spends about half what New Jersey spends or less than a quarter what Newark spends. So why aren't Utah schools a disaster?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2010 September 26 09:59 AM  Education


Comments
mattbg said at October 1, 2010 6:57 AM:

Nothing to do with the unflattering movie about to be released, I'm sure...


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