I am interested in learning more about what happened yesterday in Camden, New Jersey. The school board there turned down four charters. Is this the beginning of public awareness, or local politics?
Here is the news from a reader:
Please check out what happened in Camden NJ yesterday. The Mayoral appointed BOE turned down all proposals for Renaissance schools that were being proposed under the Urban Hope Act, a bill aimed at privatizing schools in urban areas in New Jersey, but requires BOE approval to work. The Camden BOE even voted down the KIPP proposal put forth by the godfather of Camden George Norcross – who sees himself as the city’s savior. The Board had the wisdom and courage to vote down these proposals because of the amazing energy and dedication of a handful of residents who have been to every meeting, held meetings of their own and stood in fearless opposition to money and corruption. Inspiring!