Quote of the Day

There isn't going to be any way that there will be co-existence with charter schools while I'm breathing.
That’s the temperate words of Newark Teachers Union Joseph Del Grosso, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal in anticipation of a “raucous meeting” tonight of the Newark Advisory School Board over whether or not charter schools would be able to share available space with charter schools.

Other cities make this a regular practice, including right across the river in NYC.

The Journal also reports that an email went out to all 4,800 NUT teachers asking them to appear tonight to protest.

Nothing like a little lesson in civic engagement and collaboration of facilities for the 11,000 kids in Newark, where 10% of its third graders are proficient in English with 33% proficient in math. One of the proposed shared schools is Camden Street Elementary School, which fills 40% of the space available in its building.