Poll: How’s Superintendent Cami Anderson Doing in Newark?

NJ Spotlight | January 23, 2014 | Polling
The latest furor over Anderson's suspension of four principals has renewed calls for the state to give up its oversight of the district

Newark school superintendent Cami Anderson’s push to reorganize the state’s largest district has come under new fire of late, especially her plans for closing or consolidating more than a half-dozen schools.

The latest uproar has been over her suspension of four principals who spoke out against the plans last week, some apparently saying they would defy some aspects of the reorganization known as “One Newark.”

The principals’ fates are still not determined, but the suspensions set off a firestorm of protest in the community and on the blogosphere. That comes on top of widespread challenges to the state’s ongoing control of the school district, now approaching 20 years.