Mother Crusader has done another smashing job of research, showing how one smart person can accomplish the job of an investigative reporter.

Charter advocates like to say they are responding to popular demand for choice, but in Paterson, New Jersey, there was no popular demand. A charter with no roots in the community and no input community was planted in Paterson by Chris Cerf.

A pattern, she says, is emerging. Governor Christie drops in charters where he gets no votes but leaves his solid Republican base alone.