Cami Anderson Speaks Out Against Teacher Tenure, Due Process and Unions

Diane Ravitch's blog


Cami Anderson was appointed by Givernor Chris Christie to run the Newark school district. Following much turmoil and disruption, she became a target of parent protests. After being insulted at a meeting of the city’s powerless board, she stopped attending board meetings.

This past weekend, Anderson resurfaced to declare herself on the side of the plaintiffs in the Vergara case who are trying to strip teachers of due process rights (aka tenure). She declared she was a “huge” supporter of unions and due process, but sided with those who seek to eliminate both.

Her article appeared not surprisingly in the anti-union Wall Street Journal.

She writes:

“An appeal is under way of the landmark 2014 Vergara v. California ruling in favor of nine public-school students who courageously challenged state laws they said deprived them of a quality education. The ruling by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge struck down…

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