Darcie Cimarust turned investigative journalist.
Cerf Invites Edison Learning Crony To Open “Cluster” Of Charters In Paterson With No Public Input
Darcie Cimarust aka Mother Crusader mastered the Open Public Records Act and dug into information that connect the New Jersey State Education Department emails between State Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf and an old friend from Edison days who now runs charter schools.
This post is a good example
She learns how the state decided to award the friend a grant of $150,000 to plan a charter or cluster of charters in Paterson.
She notes that the state feels no obligation to solicit comment from anyone who lives in Paterson.
Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and regularly submit OPRA requests which reveal all kinds of interesting information. So the thought occurred to me to OPRA emails between Wilson and Cerf or any other employee of the NJDOE.
Wilson came out of Edison Learning, just like Christie, Cerf and Evo Popoff (Cerf’s new Chief Innovation Officer overseeing the Office of Charter Schools)