Mayor Ras Baraka said it’s clear that the “One Newark” enrollment system isn’t working, but until schools are placed back under local control, the city has set up enrollment assistance sites across the city.
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.
This week, the controversial One Newark school program becomes reality even as some parents plan to boycott the first day of school.
The parents are upset about problems that they say have persisted in New Jersey’s largest school district since the state took it over nearly 20 years ago.
Mayor Ras Baraka said it is “outrageous that hundreds of Newark families are having difficulties registering their children for school.”