Some parents angry that Jersey City schools will be closed until September

The majority of Jersey City parents want their students to stay learning remotely, but others are angry that the district hasn’t found a way to reopen, especially for its most vulnerable students. Parents were told schools would reopen on April 26, and the reasons for the reversal remain unclear.

Superintendent Franklin Walker blames a teacher shortage and the constraints of union contracts, while the union says its members are ready to return and blame the Board of Education for failing to create the policies that would allow a return. Parents who are pushing for an in-person option will hold a protest on Thursday, April 22.

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