Students protest One Newark

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Everyone has seen protesting; some protests are for animal’s rights, others are for the environment, and some are for schools. that’s right. Schools. Children, parents, and other activists in Newark, New Jersey are protesting for the right to stay in the same neighborhood and still go to school. Many of the protesters aren’t even from Newark, many of them came from New York City, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of the protesters have connected their arms with large plastic tubes with “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” written on them. The protesting has gotten so bad they had to divert traffic to a completely different street. Until this matter is resolved, the students will remain outside of school, and will remain protesting One Newark. One Newark is a part of the state of New Jersey’s plan to try and control the unbelievably large amount of children by transferring them from school to school in the Newark school districts.

 

The continuous change of schools for the students is hurting their grades along with their own lives, how long it takes for the students to go to school affects their grades therefore it hurts the chances of them going to a good college. And not to mention the fact that they have to walk through Newark, and Newark has had over 100 murders this year alone. Also, the ever-changing students constantly move around different schools in completely different areas in Newark areas, such as moving from Hawkins Street School to Science Park High School.

 

But the city of Newark isn’t to blame, the New Jersey state government is in charge of the school district. And many of the students and district employees are urging the city to have power over the schools again, like they did in 1993 and back.

 

Many of the protesters aren’t even from Newark, many of them came from New York City, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of the protesters have connected their arms with large plastic tubes with “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” written on them. The protesting has gotten so bad they had to divert traffic to a completely different street. Until this matter is resolved, the students will remain outside of school, and will remain protesting One Newark.