By Naomi Nix | NJ Advance Media for

NEWARK — Newark mayor Ras Baraka released a letter today that he sent to Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe asking for state intervention into what he called “intolerable conditions” at the Barringer academies.

In a letter dated Nov. 19, 2014, Baraka said students were suffering from a host of issues including lacking textbooks, overcrowded classes and classes on core subjects taught by uncertified teachers.

“Many students at Barringer High School have completely lost an entire marking period of instructional time and learning as a result of these intolerable conditions,” he wrote. “There are numerous violations of district, state and federal regulations and policies.”

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