Hero Darcie Cimarust Parent Advocate

Darcie Cimarust turned investigative journalist.

Cerf Invites Edison Learning Crony To Open “Cluster” Of Charters In Paterson With No Public Input

The Paterson public school district has been under state control for 21 years, and elected officials are saying enough is enough.  But state control suits NJ Education Commissioner Chris Cerf just fine.

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 ChristieCerf and Evo Popoff (Cerf’s new Chief Innovation Officer overseeing the Office of Charter Schools)


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