In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg made headlines by donating a staggering $100 million to the Newark public school system — but four years later, how much good has the big-ticket donation actually done? A new piece in The New Yorker looks at where the money went, taking a critical view of both the intransigent teacher’s unions and the reformers that seek to replace them. Tens of millions went to buying out old teacher contracts — which Mayor Cory Booker and others saw as a necessary political step before unions would let them remake the current compensation system — while millions more went to consultants and construction projects that offered little tangible benefit to the city’s students. The result was that, by March of 2013, the district was…

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