The LEAP charter school in Camden, New Jersey, is now caught up in allegations of incompetence, cronyism, and abuse, reports Jersey Jazzman.

The finances of the school are a mess, its academic performance is poor, yet State Commissioner of Education showers it with praise. It’s problems are long-standing, but the department close to ignore them. Just last fall, Cerf joined LEAP leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its $12.5 million new school.

The school lost its tax-exempt status in 2010, and it failed to make AYP for the past two years.

Why are Jersey politicians so eager to expand a sector that is still unproven? Why he favorable treatment of a low-performing school?

Where is the accountability?