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Newark parents and clergy rally at City Hall against Superintendent Cami Anderson

By Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger

NEWARK — Despite Friday’s announcement that state officials had renewed Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s contract, parents, ministers and community leaders held another rally at City Hall Monday to call for her ouster and the halt of her One Newark plan.

Speaking on behalf of the city’s “concerned clergy,” Pastor Mamie Bridgeforth of the Faith Christian Center Church repeated the criticism that the community’s opinions and views were not included in the planning process and as a result, they had no confidence in Anderson.

After writing to Gov. Chris Christie seeking a halt of the One Newark plan, the ministers took their complaint to New Jersey Education Commissioner David Hespe. After two meetings, Hespe renewed Anderson’s contract anyway.