“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.