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Newark Students Protest, Wed. June 12

June 11, 2013

Newark High-School Students Demand Restoration Of State Funding And Speedy Repair Of Unsafe, Unsanitary Conditions

Newark – As the legislature prepares to introduce its version of Governor Christie’s FY 14 budget next week, Newark high-school students who participated in April’s mass walkout and marched on the Assembly Budget Committee will join parents and community leaders at a press conference demanding local legislators back up their words of support with action by rejecting proposed changes in the school funding law that will cost Newark $50 million in state aid this year. The pressconference will be held at Barringer High School, which will face a significant cut should the FY 14 state budget pass as is. Students and teachers will speak to the likely impact of local budget cuts and the shockingly unsanitary and unsafe conditions at Barringer and schools around the city after years of neglect by the state.

Students will call on local legislators Theresa Ruiz and Albert Coutinho to reject the governor’s budget as proposed and increase funding to Newark and schools around the state by ending the 2010 tax breaks for the richest 1% and closing corporate loopholes. They will also demand the School Development Authority (SDA) move swiftly to address repair projects that pose a threat to the health and safety of students.

WHO: Newark Student’s Union
NJ Communities United
Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, Chairwoman, Newark Board of Education
Willie Rowe, Our Children/Our Schools Coalition
NJ Working Families Alliance
Youth Media Symposium
Healthy Schools Now Coalition

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12
3:30 pm

WHERE: Barringer High School
90 Parker Street
Newark, NJ 07104

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