Lynne and Ralph’s Letter to the Mayor of Orange, NJ:
We wish to register our objection to any discipline contemplated against Ms Zuniga. Her enlisting her students to voluntarily write to Mumia Abu Jamal who thousands believe to be an innocent incarcerated and now in failing health is a lesson in civics that all schools should be teaching. She should be honored for her insight
We are ex teachers, now retired and know the importance of not intimidating teachers to proclaim the company (government) line!!
Lynne Stewart and Ralph Poynter
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SUPPORT MARILYN ZUNIGA ! FREE MUMIA
Marilyn Zuniga is the consceintious third grade teacher who was suspended for having her students send get well letters to political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal. Now, not only have they suspended her, but they are threatening to take more action against her, which could result in the loss of her job and her license. URGENT ACTION IS NEEDED NOW! We must stand behind this brave and compassionate teacher and let the Orange Board of Education know that these are the kind of teachers that we want in our classrooms.
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING.
Go to the Orange Board of Education meeting this Tuesday, 4/14/15, 7:30 pm. 400 Central Avenue, Orange, NJ. Inside the Orange Prepatory Academy auditorium. Word however is that they are planning to have a meeting on Monday, 4/13 to deal with this issue. So please call the Orange Board of Education in the morning to find out when these meetings are taking place. That number is: 973-677-4000.
Call and Email the following immediately! In the subject line put I support Marilyn Zuniga and Mumia is Innocent! And you might want to also include your geographic location as they need to see support coming from all over for this teacher.
Mayor of Orange: Dwayne D. Warren Esq.
Orange Superintendent of Schools: Ron Lee
Phone #: 973 677-4040
Forest Street School Principal: Yancisca Cooke
Phone # 973.677.4120
Orange Brd of Ed phone #: 973 677-4000
Board Secretary: Adekunle James