Return to local control in Newark schools is good step, but still not enough | Opinion

By Domingo MorelĀ 

On Wednesday, the New Jersey State Board of Education approved a measure to return local control of the Newark Public Schools to the city of Newark.

This is an important moment for several reasons. Most importantly, it allows the city to join most localities in the U.S. in running their own school district. For Newarkers, it marks the first time in over two decades that they will have decision-making authority in the schools.

Yet, while the return to local control is an important step, it is not enough. The decision to return local control suggests that the causes of the …read more

Source: Essex

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