NEWARK REJECTS NAACP’S OPRA REQUEST FOR DATA ON $100M FACEBOOK PLEDGE

NJ Law Journal reports:

Newark has rejected the NAACPs Open Public Records Act request for correspondence or other documentaton about the $100 million pledge by Facebook’s CEO to the city’s schools. The city’s lawyer says it has no correspondence between Mayor Cory Booker and CEO founder Mark Zuckerberg, and even if it did, the NAACP’s Newark chapter would not be entitled to it. Zuckerberg made the pledge last Sept. 24 on The Oprah Winfrey Show as the first effort of his foundation, Startup: Education. The gift immediately sparked questions about how the $100 million will be used in the district and what controls would be in place to make sure the money was well-spent. “The lack of transparency about the money and the refusal by the city of Newark to grant our OPRA request concerns us greatly,” says NAACP Newark Unit President Joyce Simmons, adding that the NAACP is most worried about the money going to charter schools.

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