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+ - Zuckerberg's $100 Million Education Donation Solved Little->

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An anonymous reader writes "In 2010 the state of public education in Newark, New Jersey was dire. The city's school system was a disaster, replete with violence, run-down buildings, and a high-school graduation rate of only 54%. Newark's mayor at the time, Cory Booker, teamed up with governor Chris Christie to turn the schools around. At the same time, Mark Zuckerberg was looking to get his feet wet in big-time philanthropy. The three hatched a plan, and Zuckerberg committed $100 million to reforming the schools. Four years later, most of the money is gone, and Newark's children are still struggling. Tens of millions were spent on consulting groups, and yet more went to union negotiations. Plans to change the advantages conferred by seniority — in order to reward results rather than persistence — were dashed by political maneuvering. The New Yorker provides an incredibly detailed account in a lengthy piece of investigative journalism, and MSN provides a summary."
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