Veteran journalist Bob Braun cites a report by New Jersey’s Education Law Center that the planned school closings in Newark may well be illegal.

Superintendent Cami Anderson, appointed by the Chris Christie Administration, plans to close as many as half the city’s public schools and turn the students over to charter corporations.

The Education Law Center cites the lack of compliance with state laws governing facilities planning as reason to believe that Anderson’s proposal is illegal.

Furthermore, a law to block school closings without local approval is moving through the state senate.

Corporate reform just hit another obstacle in Newark.