The April 1 NJSpotlight Roundtable on “Camden Schools and the Future of Urban Education in New Jersey” is now available in video chapters for easy viewing. The program was live-streamed to the Internet and viewed by more than 300 people in the livestream broadcast. About 150 people attended the live program at the Rutgers University Student Center Multi-Purpose Room in Camden.
You can watch the chapters in the video players below, or purchase a DVD of the complete panel discussion in our online store.
The forum was held a week after Gov. Chris Christie announced his administration’s plans to take control of the Camden school district, starting with the appointment of its superintendent and top staff.
But the district was already embroiled in a number of significant developments, including the quick growth of charter schools and the start of a new model of privately run Renaissance Schools inside the city.
The full list of panelists follows. NJ Spotlight’s John Mooney served as moderator.
- Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, LEAP Academy University Charter School
- Shawn Brown, member, Camden School Board
- Karen Douglass-Collins, math leader, Pyne Poynt Middle School, Camden
- Pamela Garwood, Priority Schools Initiative, New Jersey Education Association
- Ryan Hill, founder and executive director, TEAM Charter Schools
- George Norcross III, chair, Cooper Health System
- MoNeke Ragsdale, Camden community and parent advocate
- Kathryn Ribay, former member, Camden school board
Chapter 1 – Introductions and Opening Remarks
Chapter 2 – Panel discussion
Chapter 3 – Audience questions