Newark Public Schools, which have been rated the worst in the country, have been given an infusion of $100 million from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The gift is a bonanza, but it is also highlights a school system in dire need.
We're wondering: how did it get this bad? And is there a chance this amount of money could actually help improve things? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly covered the area for many years, and says that reform has been a long time coming - and it may not be here just yet.