On June 22nd, Governor Christie hosted his 20th town hall meeting of 2011, in the town of Fair Lawn, New Jersey. As usual, the Governor presents some very clear statistics about how wasteful government-run education has been in New Jersey.
One town in New Jersey spends ~$30,000 per student, and fewer than 50% of those high school students can do math at an eighth-grade level.
For comparison, the annual tuition for a day student at one of the most prestigious prep schools in the world, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, is $32,200.
Talk about an inefficient use of resources.