What happened to the $100 million Mark Zuckerberg gave to Newark schools?

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/what-happened-to-zuckerbergs-100-million

What Happened To The $100 Million Mark Zuckerberg Gave To Newark Schools?

October 8, 2015

In her new book The Prize, former Washington Post journalist Dale Russakoff tracks what happened to that $100 million. Christie and Booker, she writes, used Newark schools and the glow of Zuckerberg’s donation as a political tool, then quickly moved on to bigger, better things: for Booker, a Senate seat, for Christie, a presidential campaign.

Tens of millions of dollars were spent far away from classrooms, on things like $1000-a-day consultants… …

$20 million of it was paid to outside consulting firms…

… in a plan scripted by the consultants they decided to send the kids to the next closest school. Which makes sense if you’re looking at a map. But if you’re living in the neighborhood, you know that that park is a haven for drug dealing and gang activity, and you don’t want kids walking through that territory right away. The parents were completely terrified.

March 8, 2021. Tags: , , , , , . Education, Government waste.

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