|Excerpts from the certification of HoLa Executive Director Jennifer Sargent, supporting opposition to Hoboken BoE's Motion to Stay.|
GA would like everyone to be on the same page about the Hoboken district schools.
Specifically, about allegations repeated ad nauseum that our schools are "among the most violent" in NJ with the "highest rates of vandalism" in the state. These 'factoids' have been repeated so often, for so long, that like any Big Lie, they've become accepted as truth.
So accepted, HoLa's top admnistrator certified that HoLa's expansion is the only thing standing between "innocent" children and that seething pit of violence, vandalism and debauchery ("pornography") better known as Hoboken Junior/Senior High.
As a parent of a 7th grader at HJSH, GA doesn't recognize that violent, scary place where kids are allowed to surf porn sites and game on classroom computers.
But hey, don't listen to me. Let's look at the most current NJ Department of Education data for 2013-2014.
GA has highlighted districts which have reported the same or higher total number of incidents as Hoboken City for "violence" and "vandalism."
All districts self-report.