Post Tagged with: "school closures"

Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Sign The Petition to Stop Cami Anderson’s One Newark Plan!

Recently, five Newark, NJ principals were unjustly suspended by Superintendent Cami Anderson. The reason: for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. Immediately following the announced suspensions, AFSA President Woodard traveled to Newark to meet with the principals and pledge AFSA’s support.  “Superintendent Anderson has seemingly plowed forward blindly, ignoring school leaders and disregarding […]

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UPDATE: Dr. Leonard Pugliese of CASA to Speak on Radio About Suspended Principals in Newark

Following the suspension of five principals in Newark, Dr. Leonard Pugliese, AFSA regional vice president and executive director of the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 in Newark will speak on The Chalk Radio on January 23 at 7 pm EST. To listen in to the show, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/chalkface. Below is a direct account from Dr. Pugliese […]

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Standing With The Newark Five

We are outraged to hear of the five principals who were unjustly suspended in Newark by Superintendent Cami Anderson for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. As Newark Councilman Ras Baraka said in a statement on Friday, January 14: Today Cami Anderson indefinitely suspended four Newark principals: Tony Motley of Bragraw Avenue School, […]

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Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education

As educators and students across the nation face school closures, budget cuts, test fixation and privatization, it is important that we come together and reclaim the promise of public education. This week at the AFL-CIO convention, delegates and unions, including AFSA, pledged their support and promised to continue the fight in ensuring all students have access to good and safe […]

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School Administrators Use Spring Break to Protest in Chicago

School Administrators Use Spring Break to Protest in Chicago

Spring break is typically a time for students, teachers and administrators to kick up their feet, spend time with their families, go on vacation, or dedicate some extra time to studying, but this year’s spring break in Chicago was different. On March 27, more than 100 teachers, principals, school administrators and other opponents gathered arm-in-arm in front of City Hall, […]

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President Woodard Responds to Announced School Closures in Chicago

President Woodard Responds to Announced School Closures in Chicago

Closing schools should never be used as a quick fix solution to solve larger budget problems. Instead, we should be investing more resources into these schools to ensure that all children, across all backgrounds, ethnicities, and incomes, receive a high quality education.

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Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

Shutting Doors on Our Nation’s Children: The School Closure Epidemic

It is no secret the charter school model is spreading like wildfire across America, and public school students and administrators are getting burned as a result in big cities and small towns alike. School systems that have long gone underfunded or mismanaged are like kindling for the blaze, and the needs of the public school students in those systems largely […]

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Jobs and Programs Endangered as DCPS Announces Plans to Close 20 Schools

Members of the Council of School Officers (CSO), AFSA Local 4, in Washington, D.C., are in danger of losing their jobs after DC Public Schools (DCPS) announced its proposal to close 20 schools, 18 of which would close as early as the fall of 2013. These schools are suffering funding and student enrollment shortages, largely due to the increasing number of students heading to charter schools.

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Closing Schools is Not the Solution

Authorities in districts across the country are finding it easier to close struggling schools than to work toward finding solutions to keep them open. While closing failing schools may solve budget issues, it leaves students as the victims of poor decision-making and outside interests.

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