Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates challenges me. He is among the writers that have pushed me furthest out of my comfort zone, and among the writers that have helped me make the most sense of what I see in my studies here in Camden. All of that said, go read his article feature The First White President. It’s … Read more of Camden Roundup: from Coates to Costco, Camden High to Holtec

Camden City Charter Schools Must Recruit More Black and Latino Teachers – and Retain Them by Rann Miller

A big thanks to Rann Miller for continuing to highlight this issue.  I’ve argued the need for school districts to hire more Black teachers; specifically Black male teachers.[1] My argument isn’t limited to only adding more Black male teachers – but Black and Latino teachers of both as well. My call isn’t limited to where … Read more of Camden City Charter Schools Must Recruit More Black and Latino Teachers – and Retain Them by Rann Miller

Reaction to the Primary Election by Jared Hunter

I’m wondering why exactly I am still so surprised by the outcome of last night’s election – I focused mainly on gubernatorial and mayoral races this primary, but was also interested in certain legislative district elections as well (again, surprisingly not surprised).  Here’s a link to look at the all of the final votes and … Read more of Reaction to the Primary Election by Jared Hunter

Election Day Open Thread

I just got back from voting — hopefully you’ll get the chance to as well.  I wanted to put up this thread so that readers have a chance to share thoughts (or irregularities) as election day carries on. I’ll update the post if there is anything newsworthy (and expect to do a round-up of the … Read more of Election Day Open Thread

City Council Candidate Kadeem Pratt’s Policy Survey

A lot of folks have been asking about recent Rutgers-Camden graduate and City Council Candidate Kadeem Pratt. He recently filled out our policy survey. Below is the unedited policy survey (except we have removed the unanswered questions — full survey is here):  Background Questions   3) Why are you running? Outside the fact that I … Read more of City Council Candidate Kadeem Pratt’s Policy Survey