Last chance to stop secret sweetheart deal for Newark schools chief | Editorial

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Sound the alarm: Thursday is the last chance to give Newark families a say in deciding who will run their schools. Parents and community leaders were cut out of a backroom deal to give Newark Superintendent Roger León five more years at an annual salary of about $290,000. It was an outrageous error in judgement to keep these discussions secret, and the school board’s meeting on Thursday is its final shot to make this right. “Our community is being kept in the dark,” said Shennell McCloud, who runs a civic group Project Ready, which works to increase turnout in school elections. The core proble…

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