Newark news alert
Great Schools for All PAC, a special-interest group with ties to charter schools, is the top spender in Newark's school board election.
- The group, whose chairman is a former charter school official, has received funding from charter-friendly organizations.
- The group is supporting candidates on the Moving Newark Schools Forward slate, but isn't coordinating with them.
- Critics say the group, while completely legal, is drowning out the voices of independent candidates.