The parents of Newark are boycotting Superintendent Cami Anderson’s disastrous One Newark plan. Tom Moran, the editorial director of NJ’s largest Newspaper, The Star Ledger, has backed her 100% despite our best efforts to educate him in numerous blog posts and Twitter arguments.
This man is a disgrace to journalism, and has actually done more to promulgate the myth of reform than Christie because he writes a column every day.
This week, you crossed a line.
Until now, your pieces in the Star-Ledger about Newark’s school system and the reorganization of the district have been ill-informed and reckless. You’ve ignored the warnings of teachers, parents, community leaders, researchers, and students, preferring instead to cling to recycled talking points crafted by those with scant little experience in education policy, but much to gain in profits.
You’ve paid a price: like your ridiculous attempt to walk back from your disastrous endorsement of Chris Christie, your continuing effort to support State Superintendent Cami Anderson while distancing yourself from the consequences of her catastrophic leadership has shredded any integrity you had left as a journalist. Any standing your newspaper had left as a champion of the people of Newark has also eroded: as with Anderson, no one in the city trusts you or the Star-Ledger’s editorial page anymore.
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