On May 20th, the Newark Student Union held a community rally at the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board meeting, to protest the superintendent’s plan to push the privatization of education by closing down public schools in favor of charter schools. The rally, which had community support turned into an occupation of the building, making superintendent Cami Anderson flee.
The NSU presented Cami Anderson with four demands of the people, which scared her into leaving the building:
1) Cami Anderson’s immediate resignation
2) Local control of the education system
3) Fair and full funding for public schools
4) All public schools must remain open
RSCC stands in solidarity with the NSU as it resists the privatization of Newark Public Schools. NSU represents the interests of the people, whereas superintendent Cami Anderson is going against the people to represent the interests of the ruling class. The charter school movement is hurting public education all throughout the US, as a move by the capitalist ruling class to privatize the education system. More students must rise up and resist the ruling class agenda, as the brave students of the NSU have done!
Updates on the occupation and struggle can be found on the NSU facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/NewarkStudentsUnion.
VICTORY TO THE NEWARK STUDENT UNION!
COMMUNITY CONTROL OF PUBLIC EDUCATION!
SAY NO TO CHARTERIZATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION!