A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS: THE MRERA'S APPROACH TO SAVING CAMDEN'S SCHOOLS BY SAVING CAMDEN ITSELF

Author: 

Mike Burg

In 2002, the State of New Jersey took control of the operation of the City of Camden. That process included a takeover of management of the city’s school district. While state disestablishment of underperforming school districts is not a new idea, New Jersey’s all-encompassing approach marks a radical change in the way such an action is undertaken. This Note will explore the circumstances that spurred the state to take control of Camden’s government and school district and the method by which the takeover was accomplished. It will compare New Jersey’s school takeover legislation with that of other states, and will discuss the ramifications and justification of such a radical approach. View More