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Date: 2016-03-17

Opinion: Newark’s Citizens Should Have High Standards for Their Kids’ Education

I was born, raised, and educated right in the Newark school district. I attended Hawthorne Ave. Elementary School and Weequahic High School, then went straight into the Army. Currently, I am raising my own children in Newark -- it never crossed my mind that they would not attend nor be educated in a Newark district school.

A few years ago, I picked up my daughter from Pre-K when the teacher’s aide suggested that we apply to a public charter school in Newark for the upcoming kindergarten school year.

Read the whole op-ed here!