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The central administration of the Newark Public Schools sent out a letter last week to “families”-a letter over the signature of state-appointed superintendent Cami Anderson -that displayed unforgivable insensitivity by suggesting crime would go up because Newark’s children were not confined to their schools for the two days of the New Jersey Education Association convention. It posted the same letter on its website.
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The e-mailed letter, sent to school principals Nov. 12 for distribution home through students, was withdrawn within two hours and then taken down from the website, according to multiple sources in the Newark schools.
However, in at least one school-perhaps more-the original version was sent home to some 700 families.
I originally posted the letter sent to me by a Newark teacher. I later took it down and deleted all references to it because of concerns I had about its authenticity. The letter contained grammatical mistakes. Its last sentence ended with a comma-as does the sanitized version. It was sloppily written., And, of course, it contained volatile language about the imagined criminal propensities of Newark children.