NJ schools group fights for Facebook grant records

A group representing Newark schoolchildren is sparring with city officials for the release of documents related to last year's $100 million public schools grant from

NEWARK - A group representing Newark schoolchildren is sparring with city officials for the release of documents related to last year's $100 million public schools grant from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Acting on behalf of the Secondary Parent Council, the American Civil Liberties Union sued for the materials under state open public records laws.

The ACLU claims many parents are worried that the money will be used to create new charter schools instead of investing in public schools.

The city has asked a court to dismiss the request, claiming that correspondence is privileged. The ACLU says privilege can only be claimed by the governor and not by a sitting mayor.

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