January 7, 2021

In a Win for Newark Teachers Union, Schools Will Remain Closed Until April

Three cheers for the Newark Teachers Union. District students were scheduled to return to a hybrid schedule —two days in school a week, three days […]
January 4, 2021

Why Is Education Law Center Discounting Parent Support for Charter Schools in Deference to NJEA?

Jasmine Morrison is a parent activist in Newark with two sons in charter schools. For more coverage of her advocacy, see here, here, and here. […]
December 22, 2020

JAMES: It's a Victory for Newark Taxpayers but Is Roger Leon Taking Cami Anderson Lessons?

(This first appeared at Newark Neighborhood View.) Earlier this month, I questioned the lack of actual learning time our students in Newark were receiving during […]
December 10, 2020

KIPP Solves Working Parents' Remote Learning Problems: Evening Instruction!

Via CNN, KIPP NJ has figured out a novel way to accommodate parents who work days yet are concerned about their children’s academic growth: Offer […]
December 3, 2020

JAMES: Where's My Refund? Newarkers Are Paying the Same Taxes, but Our Kids Are Receiving Less Learning

(This post first appeared in Newark Neighborhood View.) As you know from my previous blog posts, my daughter attends West Side High School. Over the […]
November 23, 2020

NJEA VP Sean Spiller’s New Dark Money Group Plans a Major Shindig While You Can’t Eat With Grandma.

Matt Friedman of Politico starts his Playbook this morning with a scoop: Sean Spiller, VP of New Jersey’s largest teacher union (NJEA) and Mayor of […]