Mayor Booker to Present Newark’s State of the City Address

By Marie DeNoia Aronsohn

Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered his fifth state of the city address to a city that is embroiled in controversy over how best to reform its failing schools.  Mayor Booker outlined a plan to turn the district around by incorporating longer school days, empowering principals, reforming teacher tenure, and increasing accountability.  However, a proposal released last week that involves closing some schools, consolidating others, and creating new schools, continues to stoke resident opposition.

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