*New Jersey has highest graduation rate in the country, including highest graduation rate among Hispanic students and the second highest among African-American students. Source: The Diplomas Count 2011 report.
*New Jersey public schools ranked 1st in nation on 19 factors that measure quality of public schools, Education State Rankings 2010-2011,Source: Education State Rankings 2010-2011: Pre K-12 Education Across America.
*NJ has highest AP Scores in the Nation, Source: College Board. 2010 AP New Jersey Summary Report;*NJ’s high school graduation rate is #1 in the nation, Source: Education Week. Diploma Counts 2010: Graduation by the Numbers – Putting Data to Work for Student Success. June 2010
*NJ is 1st in nation in the average Advanced Placement (AP) score for public school students for 2010, also outperforming NJ’s private school students, Source: College Board. 2010 AP New Jersey Summary Report
*NJ is 1st in high school graduation rates among minority students, with the highest percentage of African-American and Latino students graduating from high school, Source: Education Week. Diploma Counts 2010
*NJ’s Urban public pre-school programs are 1st in Nation, showing big long-lasting gains in student language, literacy and math for children who attend. Source: National Institute for Early Education Research.
 Terrence Dopp, Montclair Sees Schools ‘Bludgeoning’ as Christie Cuts, Bloomberg/Business Week, March 18, 2010
 John Gramlich, Chris Christie Is a Role Model to New Governors, But Do His Cuts Add Up? Stateline.org,, November 22, 2010
 Jeanette Rundquist, N.J. schools struggle with increasing class sizes as budgets, teachers are cut, The Star-Ledger, November 28, 2010
W. Jacob Perry, School cuts get a thumbs down in Bernards Township, The Bernardsville News, December 3, 2010
Kathleen O’Brien, N.J. parents face high costs, chauffeuring children to schools as budgets cut ‘courtesy’ busing, The Star-Ledger, August 23, 2010