Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Newark students protesting school closures, privatizations sitting in at Board of Ed tonight

Amazing stuff in Newark tonight, where the Newark Student Union disrupted a Board of Ed meeting where the members (who, surprise, surprise, are not elected) were voting on the administration's plan to close and privatize public schools there. They now are staging a sit in at the building. It doesn't seem to have yet gotten coverage anywhere other than Twitter; follow #OurNewark to catch the latest.
Newark, of course, is where they've just elected a mayor who stands in direct opposition to the plans of the school administration, who answer only to Governor Christie.

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