Peter Talbot said:
Rutgers Newark could be given 3.5 billion dollars and it would not be able to meet the stipulated need. Until and unless our kids are worth more in public schools ($25k per head per year) than they are in prison ($50k per head per year) with commensurate increases in minority hiring, promotion and active legislation to prevent physical segregation (e.g.: disestablishment of small, expensive ivory tower villages in New Jersey in favor of county government centralization), any such "feel good" government "programs" are just a waste of tax payer dollars.

Look forward to a couple of nice brochures, a power point presentation, a PSA video for Channel 12 and a traveling edu-show in Essex/Hudson counties as the only tangible results of this largesse. New Jersey needs to grow up and stop coddling the last of the copperheads..