Protesting the Democratic Party in a Trump World

I missed a protest on Monday night. I’d hoped to be at the Congressman Don Norcross (D) town hall (one of my students was receiving an award that night and invited me). I was unaware that local activists from NJ Communities United were staging a protest against the Urban Hope Act — a Norcross-sponsored bill … Read more Protesting the Democratic Party in a Trump World

An Uphill Climb for City Council Candidates

First of all, I want to say thanks to Jared for his uplifting take about a debate “where the trodden floors squeak and support the boots that been hustling the streets and pounding the pavement for years and decades to put sincere representatives in office to address the poor social conditions of their neighborhoods.” It’s wonderful … Read more An Uphill Climb for City Council Candidates

Where Politics Lives by Jared Hunter

Last week, I did our first cut of analysis after the Village of Camden’s Mayoral Forum (full video), then Jared Hunter followed with his thoughts. This week, we’ve reversed the order. You can find all the video broken down by question here.  Monday’s public forum for the city council candidates at the Camden Village was … Read more Where Politics Lives by Jared Hunter

The Camden Village City Council Forum (Full Video)

Last night, the Village of Camden hosted a City Council forum. Five of the 9 candidates (competing for three at-large positions) showed: including mayoral candidate Ray Lamboy’s slate of Tracey Cooper Hall, Namibia El, and Quinzelle Bethea, as well as April Saul and Falio Leyba Martinez who are not affiliated with any moral candidates. I’ll … Read more The Camden Village City Council Forum (Full Video)

What Council Candidates Should Learn from Mayoral Forum by Jared Hunter

Jared Hunter’s latest provides another take on last week’s mayoral forum, and sets the stage for tonight’s City Council Forum. Come join us at the Village tonight! It’s not new to the city for leaders to come in promising things left and right and the community slowly begins to open up and then eventually the … Read more What Council Candidates Should Learn from Mayoral Forum by Jared Hunter

Who Suspends the Highest Percentage of Camden Students? Freedom Prep

There’s a growing consensus that suspending students is extremely problematic. The American Education Research Association sums up the research and critiques with two succinct tweets (h/t Keith Benson, who pointed me towards these):  Researchers have found that being suspended or expelled tripled the risk of involvement with juvenile justice. #AERALectures— AERA (@AERA_EdResearch) April 12, 2017 … Read more Who Suspends the Highest Percentage of Camden Students? Freedom Prep