Newark Students Crowd Streets to Protest Administration

Hundreds of Newark students crowded city streets to protest the public school administration. 

The students marched from City Hall toward McCarter Highway on Friday as part of a walk out that began about noon.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement the students were exercising their First Amendment and that they understood they're not getting the education they deserve.

Baraka says the district is in chaos.

A message to the Newark Public Schools was not immediately returned.

The Newark Students Union is a student group that says its goals include ensuring a quality education.

Gov. Chris Christie appointed Cami Anderson superintendent in 2011. Since then parents students have criticized her One Newark plan, which includes a universal enrollment scheme.

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