Nearly half the students in Newark, N.J. public schools don't graduate high school, and the troubled district has been under state control for 15 years.
Now that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100 million to those schools, Mayor Cory Booker and other city officials are faced with making the best use of the money.
Booker spoke with "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez about his city's sudden good fortune - and continuing challenges.
"The low acheivement of our young people is really the biggest national security threat in America," Booker said. " … No city has created a school system that really serves the genius of all (its) children. In Newark, we want to be the first."
To see the entire interview, click on the video below: