Have You Considered an HBCU when Recruiting Prospective Black Male Teachers? by Randy R. Miller

Honored to have Randy Miller return to share his latest (you can read his first post on data-driven approaches to hiring teachers of color here): When it comes to recruiting prospective teachers of color, some school administrators and human resource managers claim that there aren’t enough viable candidates available to hire. When that premise is … Read more Have You Considered an HBCU when Recruiting Prospective Black Male Teachers? by Randy R. Miller

School Funding and the Brink of Class Warfare by Brian Everett

This guest post was submitted by Brian Everett, who also writes at his own blog the South Jersey Report.  New Jersey’s methodology of funding schools is at the center of everyone’s attention. The Governor has taken up the charge of asking the legislature to produce a plan before his term ends. The Senate President has … Read more School Funding and the Brink of Class Warfare by Brian Everett

Is it wrong to pay parents to attend school board meetings?

Lots of things I’m hoping to write about over the next few days (want to touch on the Cherry Hill school funding activism, the methadone clinic, some broader thoughts on the Camden County Democratic Party, and maybe, maaaaybe get to Camden High), but first some spin-offs from yesterdays discussion about the proposed closing of Sharp … Read more Is it wrong to pay parents to attend school board meetings?

Camden is Sharply Divided Over Proposed School Closure

Last night’s Camden school board meeting was ugly. It was painful to watch. And it was particularly painful because it featured Camden parent against Camden parent and a Cramer Hill community sharply divided against itself. The battle lines were clear: these parents and community members were divided based on which schools they attended. This is … Read more Camden is Sharply Divided Over Proposed School Closure

How Urban Universities Get a Bad Name

Even as there are legitimate signs that private investment is being attracted to downtown Camden (see Kevin Shelly’s piece on 121 Market Street — which has potential buyers without subsidies) there are signs that this development will be fractured and existing residents will turn out losers. In particular, the use of eminent domain with property … Read more How Urban Universities Get a Bad Name