Why is Cami blocking access to test scores?

Christie and Anderson
Christie and Anderson

Results of this year’s administration of the state NJ Assessment of Schools and Knowledge (ASK) tests have been delivered to the central Newark administration–but Cami Anderson, the state-appointed schools superintendent, has blocked school principals and other building administrators from seeing and analyzing them.

Cami to principal: You’re “awesome”–and you’re fired

Wayne Dennis drank the Kool-Aid
Wayne Dennis drank the Kool-Aid

He was, he says, one of “Cami’s people.”  Hired just last year to run Barringer STEAM, one of those untested  innovations that state-imposed Newark superintendent Cami Anderson likes to inflict on the people of Newark. He did everything that was asked of him, including attending a charter-based conference in New York when he should have been taking care of his very sick mother.  And Wayne Dennis  delivered—higher scores, higher graduation rates, high numbers of teachers evaluated as only partially effective.

Feds will probe firing of black school administrators

Tony Motley
Tony Motley

Newark’s state-imposed school superintendent, Cami Anderson, now armed with a new three-year contract and the unrelenting love of presidential aspirant Chris Christie, has found yet another way to waste public funds on legal fees–violating the civil rights of employees, parents and children. Just little more than a week after the US Department of Education announced it would investigate potential civil rights violations inherent in the “One Newark”  redistricting plan, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is looking into personnel actions taken against the city’s school principals.