Bob Braun was an investigative reporter for the New Jersey Star Ledger for many years. After he retired, he began blogging and is a reliable source for exposes of the inner workings of the state and the city of Newark.

Read this one. 

Braun tells the story of the Newark public schools, with accounts of back-scratching, lavish contracts that produced nothing, well-paid consultants and a revolving door of officials. You will encounter familiar names. Chris Christie. Cami Anderson. Chris Cerf. Michelle Rhee. TNTP (The New Teacher Project.) It feels like a rerun of a very bad movie, the one where the bad guys take the money and run and they don’t get caught.

Lots of money for everyone.

And what about the children? Oh.