Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out our weekly roundup of essential writing from around the web about technology, culture, media, and the future? Sure, it's one more thing you can feel guilty about sitting in your Instapaper queue, but it's better than pulling in vain on your Twitter list again. Dale Russakoff follows up on Mark Zuckerberg's headline-grabbing $100 million donation to Newark, New Jersey schools, and assesses the volatile mix of philanthropy, power, politics, and education reform four years later. When Winfrey asked Zuckerberg why he’d chosen Newark, he gestured toward Booker and Christie and said, "Newark is really just because I believe in these guys.
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