Fight against school privatization heats up in Camden

“Happy to see community here fighting for what they believe in – we will never make change unless we fight for it!” – via Twitter, quoting student

For months in Newark, we’ve witnessed community outrage at the poorly-conceived school reorganization plan put forth by Christie’s hand-picked “reform” guru, Cami Anderson. The fight for public education is now the #1 issue in the city’s contest for mayor, between Camden Central HS principal (on leave) Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries, who’s seen a massive influx of campaign cash from pro-charter, pro-privatization investors.

And now, we’re seeing the community fight for public education intensify in Camden. Last night, more than 200 people showed up at the Camden school board meeting, in this city where the state also controls the district, and Democratic power-broker George Norcross is the leading edge of the Christie administration’s charterization of Camden. I think we’re going to be hearing more.

Last night was the last board meeting for Sara Davis, public school advocate, 4-term member, and educator for 40 years in Camden. Her successor was chosen by Mayor Dana Redd, a Norcross ally.  

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  1. 12mileseastofTrenton

    She’s such a puppet, that you can actually see the strings.

    Glad to see Camden fighting back.  Although their odds are a lot longer than Newark’s.

    It’s Camden and Newark today.  It will be Cherry Hill and Paramus tomorrow unless we stop it.

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