Opposition mounts against Newark, N.J. school reorganization plan

20140129-135539.jpg Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger
Jan 29, 2014 11:01 AM
NEWARK — Opposition to Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s school reorganization plan reached new heights at the School Advisory Board meeting last night, when the crowd drove Anderson from the building, writes John Mooney at NJSpotight.

National teacher’s union president Randi Weingarten joined the hundreds of people at First Avenue School to protest the plan, which calls for wide-spread changes, including closing some buildings, expanding charter schools into others and consolidating several more.

The meeting is the first since Anderson unveiled the One Newark plan last month and demonstrates the mounting opposition to the proposal. Earlier this month, several principals spoke out against the district and were suspended for a week as a result. On Monday, they filed a lawsuit in federal court.

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