Quote of the Day

How many in Newark know that our principal contracts only call for 29 [work] hours per week?We’re going to have a massive community organizing effort between now and the end of the year. It is not a Newark standard that only 54 percent of kids will graduate [high school].
Mayor Cory Booker in today's Record. Booker also announced that KIPP and Team Academies, two successful charter operators in Newark, will expand to educate 1/4 of Newark's 42,000 students.

Update (from a wry reader): "This explains how Ras Baraka can also serve on council..."