FACEBOOK VS. TEACHERS' UNIONS: Facebook founder’s $100 million for Newark schools lends support to union foe Gov. Christie.
It is a noteworthy development in an ongoing national debate over education. The head of what is arguably the world’s most dominant social media website – which has tremendous cultural cache and reach among young people in particular – has put his support behind a Republican politician who has said teacher unions are the most significant obstacle to true education reform.Newark spends $22,000 per student per year and still only graduates half of them. Let's have an honest comparison of the results of all that government and teacher union spending compared to what Gov. Christie and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s approach will achieve.