It’s been over two decades since plundering graduation rates, and overall poor performance forced the state to seize control of Newark Public Schools. In recent years, a combination of state and city led initiatives changed education in Brick City. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calls the return of local control a watershed moment.
“In the last six years, the accomplishments of this system are very impressive. The job is certainly not complete, but we’ve made real progress at times in the face of real emotional opposition.”