By Karen Yi | NJ.com
“NEWARK — One of the leading voices fighting to dismantle New Jersey’s teacher layoff law that protects tenured workers is amplifying its message amid Newark public schools’ looming $30 million budget gap.
The Partnership for Educational Justice organized the lawsuit filed by six Newark parents last year challenging the rule that requires layoffs be based on seniority instead of performance. On Wednesday, the PEJ released a short animated video targeting its message to parents.
‘This law is hurting kids at a constitutional level,’ said Ralia Polechronis, executive director of PEJ. ‘The issue is very timely … and critical for this coming school year.'”