Zuckerberg Ripped off of $100 Million in New Jersey by Unions and Democrats—about to Lose ANOTHER $120 Million to California Government Schools

Mark Zuckerberg was brilliant in the creation of Facebook. He has style, creativity, foresight, the ability to understand the marketplace. When it comes to being charitable, he is taken by unions and Democrats like a bucolic hic just off the farm. He so wants to be liked and accepted, he is willing to give hundreds of millions to con artists, radicals and outright crooks. All of this thinking he is “doing it for the kids”.

He gave $100 million to the Newark, New Jersey government schools—only to find out the unions and crooks, with the active support of the professional educrats

“In 2010 super rich Suckerberg gave $100 million big ones to help turn around Newark, New Jersey’s failing schools. He made a big show of the whole thing, too, even making his announcement on the Oprah show.

But three years after the school had fully received the money and spent it all, Suckerberg discovered that the teachers union spent almost all of it on themselves. Meanwhile the children are still at the same statistics that they were before Suckerberg wasted his $100 million.”

Now he is about to donate $120 million to the Bay Area cousins of the Jersey crooks. We already know these are failed schools run by unions with failed administrators and terrible policies—why expect $120 million will do anything other than make the unions and the students gain lower test scores?

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Just Desserts: Silly Facebook Billionaire Ripped Off by Teachers Unions, Democrats, & Consultants

-By Warner Todd Huston, Publius Forum, 5/30/14

Oh, he thought that just because he had billions of dollars, all he had to do was flit into a New Jersey school system, spread some of his cash around, and voila kids would get a “good” education. But reality was a different thing as when Mark Zuckerberg tried it, he found that the greedy teachers union stole all the cash and his millions didn’t help the kids at all.

Yes, Facebook Billionaire Mark Suckerberg–er, I mean Zuckerberg–was mugged by reality and found out exactly why Johnny can’t read. Because our system of mis-education is held prisoner to the anti-education, greedy, uncaring, left-wing teachers unions who don’t give a flying fig about the kids. It’s all about them stealing as much cash out of the system for their bloated pensions and high-salaried union bosses as humanely possible quite despite whether it hurts the kids or not.

In 2010 super rich Suckerberg gave $100 million big ones to help turn around Newark, New Jersey’s failing schools. He made a big show of the whole thing, too, even making his announcement on the Oprah show.

But three years after the school had fully received the money and spent it all, Suckerberg discovered that the teachers union spent almost all of it on themselves. Meanwhile the children are still at the same statistics that they were before Suckerberg wasted his $100 million.

Suckerberg made this deal with Democrat Newark Mayor Cory Booker who is widely considered a Democrat star and one of those publicity hogs that people say is “the next Barack Obama.”

“We know what works” Booker told Suckerberg. And the good mayor insisted that Suckerberg’s cash would be a “transformational change.”

It wasn’t only the unions who stole the money away from the kids. The Democrat politicians and their greedy consultant pals also dipped their hands into the till.

This Facebook Sucker also found out that millions ended up going to Democrat consultants who were brought in to help “fix” the schools. As The New Yorker reported on May 19:

During the next two years, more than twenty million dollars of Zuckerberg’s gift and matching donations went to consulting firms with various specialties: public relations, human resources, communications, data analysis, teacher evaluation. Many of the consultants had worked for Joel Klein, Teach for America, and other programs in the tight-knit reform movement, and a number of them had contracts with several school systems financed by Race to the Top grants and venture philanthropy. The going rate for individual consultants in Newark was a thousand dollars a day. Vivian Cox Fraser, the president of the Urban League of Essex County, observed, “Everybody’s getting paid, but Raheem still can’t read.”

Suckerberg’s money all went down the drain, not one penny going to benefit a single kid. Perhaps this will teach him a lesson about how corrupt and evil unions and Democrats really are. But he probably won’t learn a single thing here, sad to say.

This whole, hilarious–but infuriating and sad–state of affairs proves yet again that our system of mis-education is not configured in any way to educate children. It is a slush fund for Democrats and unions and is ruinously corrupted by the same.

 

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