Are people upset Dr. Marken resigned

There may be a backlash brewing in Newark. Recently Dr.Marken NUSD's Superintendent resigned effective in September of the 2014-2015 school year ( at least that's what I've read ) I am not takeing a position on this as yet, it's all a bit sudden. One women who has taken a position is Christine Herrera, in her letter to the Editor in todays Tri City Voice she expresses her distress at the departure of Dr. Marken and called on the NUSD Board to resign. According to her letter to the editor a group of concerned parents were to show up at tonight School Board meeting, I wasn't there I don't know what happened, but I'd like to, so please if you were at the Board meeting tonight or this is something you are interested in let everyone know what's on your mind.You can check out Ms Herrera's Letter to the Editor in the 6-3-2014 Tri City Voice pg 16.

Nadja Adolf June 20, 2014 at 05:58 PM
James, I think Jacob wants a date with you; he's just so cute when he's mad.
James Nelson June 20, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Nadja, As long as he brings me flowers, and has me back home at a decent time... A little bromance goes a long way with me. LOL.
Nadja Adolf June 21, 2014 at 01:54 AM
James, I saw your post about using the existing vacant lots for low income housing, and the use of various housing forms that can be erected in half a day. I tried promoting something similar to the city, but they noted that many cities had banned structures, such as Katrina Cottages. Apparently the concern is that they don't generate as much tax revenue as more elaborate or more dense structures. Even some of the cities in Louisiana decided to ban them, which turned out to be OK in the end since many people decided not to return because of the horror of their losses compounded by the difficulty caused by new regulations further restricting construction imposed after the hurricane by cities desperate to maximize investment and thereby tax revenues.
Nadja Adolf June 21, 2014 at 01:56 AM
It would be good if the city went after the unmaintained properties - including the former fire station which is an enormous eye sore - and either forced owners to fix them or seized and auctioned them.
James Nelson June 21, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Nadja, and there's the rub, Cities are all about greed and screw those who are struggling to make it, even though if those struggling could get back on their feet, cities would have even more money to waste. It's a never ending vicious cycle. The thing I came to realize a long time ago in Newark was that the City Gov is set in it's ways, and the only recourse is to go beyond, or up and over their heads,


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