Last week, the Newark Student Union stepped up to speak out — and sit-in — against
“One Newark”, a program many students and citizens call racially biased and adversely affecting the city’s education system. These young activists protested at the office of their schools’ superintendent for four days, demanding that Cami Anderson hear them out, or resign from her position.
Eight protesters, members of the Newark Student Union (NSU), along with two members of New Jersey Communities United (NJCU), occupied the 8th floor of the Newark Public Schools’ headquarters for four days, where Anderson’s and other administrators’ offices are located, despite the school district’s drastic demands for their parents to assist in their removal. The NSU finally met with Superintendent Cami Anderson on January 20, 2014, where they revealed their concerns and opposition to “One Newark”, effected in September 2014, almost three years after Anderson was appointed to run Newark schools.
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