As a mom and an employee in our public school system, I feel for the students, faculty, families, and community of Parkland, Florida in the wake of the tragedy that has beset them with the recent school shooting. These senseless acts of violence are happening too often and our national leadership has almost reacted (or not reacted) with a sense of routine indifference. According to a recent Washington Post story, more than 150,000 students attending at least 170 primary or se
Local Control Is Back!
After 20 plus years of state control, Newark residents will finally have a say in the education of our children. Now, the country will finally recognize what we've known all along: there's genius in the bones of Newark's children. As the next Councilmember from the Central Ward, I understand that local control means that I will be entrusted to foster a healthy environment that supports excellent schools through the effective utilization of city services and resources. I know