Newark student sit-in lasted through the night at district headquarters
New Jersey Communities United organizer and NSU co-founder Thais Marques said the school district is preventing food from coming up to the students during their sit-in; The students have not eaten for 12 hours, Marques said.
But Newark Public Schools spokeswoman Brittany Chord Parmley said the district is not withholding food and that it will be available for them when they come downstairs where there is a bus waiting to take them to school.
“We encourage the kids to go to school,” she said.
NEWARK — The youths who staged a sit-in at Newark Public Schools’ headquarters Tuesday night in protest of superintendent Cami Anderson’s leadership stayed the night.
“We are staying until Cami comes in to her office and faces us or until her resignation,” New Jersey Communities United organizer and NSU co-founder Thais Marques said in a phone interview this morning