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Yes, many American students like Jeremy Lin beat the odds to excel in some area. Thank you to the parents, schoolteachers and coaches who help make this happen.
The “advisory board” has voted unanimously to express “no confidence” in the state-appointed superintendent, Cami Anderson.
Cami Anderson at it again-
Newark (black) students are criminals
Thug, like her boss Christie:
Newark school boss Anderson cracks down on critics, suspends five principals in one day
At Newark’s Hawthorne Avenue School, the test scores are up, higher than state-imposed goals—and certainly better than those of the highly touted “Renew” schools favored by the administration. The hallways are quiet. Teachers and administrators get along. And this was all done despite central office’s stripping away of faculty resources and shameful neglect of the building. So, in the crazy, bullying logic of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration of city schools, it was time to suspend the school’s successful principal, H. Grady James. He was just too good to be allowed to stay.
Time to suspend him—and to try to smear his reputation by saying he was involved in some sort of “incident” now under “investigation.” The “incident” was a community meeting at the Hopewell Baptist Church last Wednesday where he spoke, praising the efforts of his students, teachers and parents.
Chickenshit like Sir Robin:
February 25, 2014
An Open Letter to Newark Families,
The goal of our district is to work with families every day to provide students with a great education. From the daily conversations we have with families as they drop their children off at school, to regular parent/teacher conferences to discuss a child’s progress, and to community meetings to discuss Universal Enrollment options, we greatly value our interactions with parents and community members each and every day. Newark Public Schools (NPS) is totally committed to your children and their education – it’s why we’re moving aggressively to increase equity, transparency and accountability throughout the system.
We have come to realize that one particular venue—the monthly meetings chaired by NPS’ School Advisory Board (SAB)—are no longer focused on achieving educational outcomes for children. The dysfunction displayed within this forum sets a bad example for our children, and it’s no longer a place where meaningful interaction and dialogue occurs between NPS and the public. As a result, Superintendent Anderson and the NPS Leadership team will no longer attend these meetings until the SAB can commit to ensuring a space conducive to open dialogue with the community.
In light of this decision, NPS will redouble its efforts to ensure the community is informed about One Newark plans and other key initiatives. NPS will continue to create community events and discussions throughout the city and publish the agendas and minutes of these events online and in schools. We will also continue to meet with parent advisory groups and attend student leadership forums to garner feedback in order to ensure that your concerns are effectively debated and addressed.
Finally, NPS will videotape its monthly update, traditionally presented at the SAB meeting, and distribute it directly on our website – http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ – and on Channel 77, the Newark community cable network.
Dialogue with you is more important than ever before. We look forward to continuing to implement our ongoing efforts and adding new options to facilitate greater access to information.
Newark Public Schools – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.i7ds5Vi5.dpuf
Still thudding it:
Newark’s state-appointed superintendent, Cami Anderson, is so hard at work fighting against “adult interests” that she doesn’t have time to attend public meetings of her elected school board. She doesn’t even have time to explain herself to the NJ Legislature. But she apparently does have time to hobnob with a bunch of edupreneurs for a few days in the warm Arizona sun. Speakers at the ASU-GSV convention include Reed Hastings of Netflix, Norm Atkins of the uncommonly segregating Uncommon Schools, the nearly-as-illiterate-as-his-brother Jeb! Bush, and Former Acting NJDOE Commissioner Chris Cerf, who has left his position for a job in the private sector selling cheap tablets that may or may not melt depending on the day. Anderson sat on a panel at this little confab, and I have to tell you: she looks more relaxed than she’s looked in quite some time. Who could blame her? This was a room full of affluent, connected, self-congratulatory “winners” in the capitalist game. They have nothing to complain about: they all have elite educations and plenty of social capital and exciting careers and health insurance and their kids all go to schools where they learn to socially reproduce their parents’ status. Talk about an easy crowd. – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.NlnVUbhW.dpuf
Correction: Thugging it
“My sister is a surgeon, a trauma surgeon, a general surgeon, who cuts people open, and…when she is in the operating room, with literally someone’s life in her hands, she does not have a bunch of people in the second row voting on whether or not she should to close or keep going. She does not have someone in the third row telling her that she must use the rusty scalpel because someone’s cousin had the contract for a decade and knows the most vocal politician in town. She does not have the five loudest people who are anti-everything, shouting and banging on the door about the color of her hair or skin or where she went to school or not.”
“The five loudest people.” You mean like the seventy-seven local pastors and religious leaders who’ve implored Anderson to stop her One Newark plan? Or the elected school advisory board, the elected city council, the students, the teachers, and the parents?
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Kids opposed to Cami Anderson:
Will they get their picture taken with Richard Whitmire?
After all, they opposed the actions of the anointed one.