The Wall St. Journal lauds Gov. Christie’s choice of Bret Schundler as N.J.’s next Commissioner of Education (along with Virginia’s new Secretary of Education, Gerald Robinson):
This is good news for all school children in both states, but it’s especially auspicious for low-income kids stuck in failing schools who have the most to gain from a state education official who is unafraid to shake up the establishment. Virginia has a grand total of three charter schools, one of the lowest numbers in the nation. New Jersey spends more money per pupil than all but two states, yet test scores in Newark and Jersey City are among the worst in the country.