Supporters Rally for Teacher Who Assigned Mumia “Get Well” Letters to Class

But critics say Marilyn Zuniga shouldn't teach again.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (center) with MOVE's Pam Africa (left) and Mumia supporter Johanna Fernandez (right), via Facebook

Mumia Abu-Jamal (center) with MOVE’s Pam Africa (left) and Mumia supporter Johanna Fernandez (right), via Facebook

Supporters rallied this week for Marilyn Zuniga, the New Jersey teacher who was suspended after assigning her class to write get-well cards to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. reports on the “teach-in” held for Zuniga:

“She should be celebrated for being a dedicated teacher for the children of this community,” Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, told the crowd of several dozen people gathered in a sanctuary at International Faith Ministries in Orange.

Among the various speakers was 8-year-old Cashmere Jones, who is one of Zuniga’s students.

“She has been a great teacher to me and all the other classmates and they all really want to see her again,” said Cashmere, who wrote one of the “get well” letters.

There has been no word on when or if Zuniga’s suspension might be lifted. Chris Burgos, the head of the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, has said she should never teach again.