Find on this money train, too, a posse of political predators and hungry hangers-on eager to fill their pockets from bleeding dry the public funds for Camden schools. And don't forget the other partner in this business deal, the Cooper Foundation, headed by George Norcross III, whose medical complex sits next door to where the planned KIPP incarceration camp is to be built.
Norcross's brother, Donald Norcross, sponsored the legislation in Trenton to make the whole deal possible. Oh, yes, something not in the excellent report below--the "operators" behind the plan are offering $500,000 to the Camden Schools for this property, which is worth millions to a sprawling hospital corporation looking to expand.
So if the whole deal goes bust after 5 years, which has been KIPP's history in Camden, Norcross's corporation will be standing be to do something with that property, yes?
Here is a terrific piece of reporting by the Courier-Journal of Cherry Hill, just down the road from Camden, NJ. The reporter is Kevin Shelly.