Newark public school teachers to protest superintendent’s latest school reforms

Newark teachers union to launch ‘informational picket lines’ in protest of superintendent

Teachers will be picketing during hours when they would normally be “volunteering” extra time towards their jobs.

Abeigon said that starting Tuesday the teachers will begin taking efforts to no longer work before or after their work day ends and to clock in and out at the same time.

The union issued a host of concerns about Anderson’s leadership of the district including her recent announcement that nine schools will become “turnaround schools” during the next school year in an effort to curb struggling performance.

The designation will mean that teachers will be asked to sign election-to-work agreements, which may require them to work for a longer school day, go through two additional weeks of professional development in the summer and work on multiple Saturdays, according to assistant superintendent Brad Haggerty.

Under the contract, teachers are paid an additional stipend of $3,000 a year for the extra time.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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