Support Newark Principal Standing Up for Special Education Students

Please support a brave Newark Principal who currently needs all our help.  Sharnee Brown is an AFSA and City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 member who is standing up for Special Education students in Newark.


“This year, the projected number of incoming Special Education (SPED) freshmen for Central High School, a comprehensive public high school, increased yet again. This is a direct result of the adoption of Superintendent Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan, an enrollment system that uses a biased algorithm to carelessly spread students across the district. Current projections indicate there will be 80 new Freshman SPED students, representing 29% of the total incoming Freshmen class, which the school cannot accommodate in compliance with law. The district percentage of special needs is 15%. That makes Central’s Freshman SPED population 93% over the district’s average. Ignoring this phenomenon is a blatant attempt to create hardships in comprehensive schools in order for them to fail. Our principal, Sharnee Brown, has boldly taken action to fight this attack on Central High School’s students, staff, and community.”



Please assist our fellow school leader and AFSA member by signing the petition below: