as to how Anderson is affecting the race for Newark Mayor just as Rhee was responsible for the loss of her patron in Wash. DC. Note that both are Teach for America alum and indicative of the destructive and insidious role that organization has played in national education politics.
Yesterday we reported that Cami "botched" the closing of Newark schools. Now new information is coming in that there was some intention behind the "blotching." Signs point to Cami Anderson following the Chris Christie retaliation script.
Here are facts from a teacher viewpoint:
This teacher is being kind. Administrative "error" or intentionally aimed at teachers despite co-lateral damage to children and parents?
- All schools in Essex county were deemed closed and early notification was implemented: except for Newark.
- State run school districts were closed and early notification was implemented: except Newark.
- Charters in Newark, which are districts within the district and receive 90% of school funding per student capita, were closed and early notification was implemented.
- Sub finder was down so teachers could not call in absent. If a teacher was absent they would be written up because sub finder could not be utilized.
- Many teachers live far and were on the road by 5 or 6. State, County and city roads were unsafe, not attended to.
- Many were in schools by 8AM and many teachers still did not receive a call even as late as 8AM. Most got their call AFTER we clocked in and signed in.
- Some teachers got dropped off only to find out that they had no ride home.
- Teachers were told to head back home because the building was closing.
- Truthfully, these are very serious administrative errors.
Anyone for lane closure comparisons?
See Bob Braun: Cami Anderson must resign!
See Jersey Jazzman: Jersey Jazzman:
Afterburn: Another teacher comments.
I was lucky enough not to be injured, but was I upset. I risked my safety for my job just to find out minutes before arriving at my school that the district was closed. As upset as I was (and still am) at her total disregard for student and staff safety, I cannot say I am surprised. This is from a vindictive woman with no conscience whose total purpose is to profit corporations with public school money who send the more challenging students back to the public schools beginning after the October 15th count.Below the break is the Ravitch blog post.
Cami filed a waver to of employees who have some because she may have to pay them more than a beginning salary (If a teacher is of poor quality, he/she can be gotten rid of by poor evaluations, so don't let her fool you into thinking this is about keeping the good ones). Cami does not care about poor minority children at all. It is about lining the pockets of the corporations just like her good buddy Christie.