Bryan Morton Leads Fight for Better Schools in Camden, N.J.

For Bryan Morton and Parents for Great Camden Schools, the fight for a great school in every neighborhood is the best way to ensure that no child in Camden, New Jersey, falls into the pre-K-to-prison pipeline.

Parents for Great Camden Schools (PGCS) is, in many ways, built in the image of its founder. A native of Camden, Morton grew up seeing police officers, firefighters and schoolteachers who looked like him.

Educated in the Camden City Public Schools (CCPS), Morton attended the only public schools available to him. He excelled early and tested into gifted and talented programs.

By the time Morton entered high school, Camden looked very different. The municipal unions had negotiated away city workers’ residency requirements, creating an exodus of the African-American workers Morton grew up emulating.

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