New Jersey Governor pitches plan to school reform advocates

Nora Muchanic:

Governor Chris Christie has some changes in mind when it comes to education in the Garden State.
Christie invited players in the education reform movement to Trenton on Wednesday for a showing of “Waiting for Superman”, the acclaimed documentary that looks at the failures of public education.
Christie said beforehand it’s his goal to turn those failures around.
“The failed teacher must be shown the door, bad schools must be closed and start over,” Gov. Christie said.
Hoping to give students in troubled districts more choices, the state has just approved the opening of 23 new charter schools across New Jersey. Charters are publicly funded schools that operate independently.