By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
The school district of Newark violated key terms of a 2012 groundbreaking contract it had signed with the Newark Teachers Union, an arbitrator just ruled, and now it owes millions of dollars to public school teachers. The district was then entirely run by the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has long had a contentious relationship with teachers and their union.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said in a statement:
“State control didn’t work in Newark, and it’s time for the state to get out of the business of running school districts elsewhere.”