NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 72-hour sit-in at the office of Newark schools Superintendent Cami Anderson came to an end on Friday, after demands for the superintendent to meet with students were met.
“I’m humbled to report that after 72 hours of occupation, we are winning,” said protest organizer Roberto Cabañas.
Cabañas said the protesters were winning because Anderson actually met with him as they demanded her resignation.
“She never wants to meet with anyone who she’s remotely accountable to,” he said.
But protesters said Anderson did not promise much – certainly not her resignation or the local control that many are calling for.
A group of Newark had spent three nights camped out at school district offices in the protest against Anderson.
High school senior Kevin Sedano said Friday morning that the eight students and two adults planned to stay there until Anderson met with them and promised to attend a community meeting next week. They had camped out at the district headquarters since Tuesday night.