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Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

13 Nov

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

The Partnership for Education in Newark was set up
to match Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift. It estimates the outreach effort and advertising and public relation costs will total $1 million. A legislator is criticizing how officials are spending money in New Jersey’s largest city in the wake of a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/criticism-of-newarks-use-of-facebook.html

Black mayors struggling in post racial America

25 Sep

Many thought that being a black elected official in a “post-racial” society would be great. But for black mayors of large cities it has not been a great time. Adrian Fenty begun the process of fixing Washington DC and for his efforts lost his primary race. Dave Bing of Detroit has been accused of a racial cleaning. Some in Philadelphia are challenging Michael Nutter’s “blackness”, and Cory Booker has lowered the murder rate in Newark NJ and gotten back control of the Newark School system from the state and he is as popular as a black man at a KKK rally. What’s going on here?

 Read a great article from the Washington Post by using the link below on this very subject.
http://aareports.com/2010/09/black-mayors-struggling-in-post-racial.html