Newark students walked out of school Friday and crowded city streets, to protest the public school administration.
Members of a joint public schools panel blasted Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s management style and her plans to overhaul the district during a hearing Tuesday, with one senator calling for her to resign.
Organizers say they expect 1,000 Newark families to keep their children out of the city’s public schools Thursday in a boycott over the city’s new enrollment system.
the students sat down in a meeting room Tuesday and did not get up until Wednesday morning. They then took their protest to the front of the school’s headquarters.
The Newark Public School District said the state has committed $100 million to repair its public schools.
The contract allows for up to $12,500 in bonuses tied to performance evaluations, said Newark Teachers Union President Joseph Del Grosso, making it the first in the state to tie the pay of public school teachers partly to how well their students perform.
Newark officials have unveiled the final details of a wide-ranging plan to overhaul the city’s struggling school district.
“Your children are going to be getting into environments that are better for their future. It’s as simple as that,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said.
Anderson most recently served as superintendent of Alternative High Schools and Programming for the New York City Board of Education.