This is an interesting story (see below). Poor Mark Zuckerman and his 100 mil, so much of which went to consultants for Cami.
We have tracked the Newark story through our contacts there. NEW Caucus puts out updates. NEW is the counterpart to MORE - they came within a few votes of winning the presidency and hold many Exec Bd seats. First here is their report, followed by the Slate piece.
And Slate below the fold
As you all now know, after rallying with NEW Caucus against the One-Newark Plan, a group of students from the Newark Student Union took over Tuesday's Advisory Board Business Meeting and slept overnight in 2 Cedar Street. Although their 4 demands were not entirely met, they did win a meeting with NJ Commissioner of Ed. David Hespe (still to be scheduled). After holding a press conference, they left the building at about 11:30 Wednesday morning.BUT, the students got huge press coverage and drew a spotlight to the dictatorial methods and privatizing motives of the Governor and Superintendent. They were covered Tuesday night by ABC 7 and News12, and on Wednesday morning by all the local news stations. Below are 3 longer videos, one of the protest, another of the takeover itself, and the last of the morning press conference.Again, NEW Caucus stands with the Newark Student Union, OUR students. Their fight is OUR fight.We hope that others, education workers in particular, begin to learn from our students and take inspiration from them! Until we are willing to challenge power, we will not win the war being waged on us!And, to follow up on the student action and BUILD on the momentum that they have helped generate, NEW Caucus joins the Newark Teachers Union in calling ALL education workers, students, parents and concerned community members to attend Tuesday's Advisory Board Meeting. NEW Caucus members will speak.More important, we must continue to publicly demonstrate our opposition to the One-Newark Plan,to state control of Newark Public Schools, and to Cami Anderson.Tuesday, May 27
6pmSpeedway Elementary School701 South Orange Ave.Newark, 07106
Who Gets to Control Newark’s Schools?
A rabble-rousing new mayor wants to undo the reforms that Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg brought to town.
Dana Goldstein is a staff writer at the Marshall Project and author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession to be published in September 2014.