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Union Leader: Parents Send Children to Private Schools to Avoid Contact with Lower Class

Union Leader: Parents Send Children to Private Schools to Avoid Contact with Lower Class

On June 25, New Jersey’s Hoboken Education Association President Gary Enrico said the reason parents send their children to private schools is so that they can avoid contact with the poor.

According to the Hoboken Patch, Enrico said, “They don’t want their children in the classrooms with the kids from applied housing or the projects.” He added, “If I’m wrong I’d love to be corrected, but I doubt it.”

Local bar owner and private school parent Joe Branco heard Enrico say these things and took offense. “Mr. Enrico owes the charter school parents an apology for making such a blanket statement,” Branco said. “I took it very offensively.”

Branco went on to say that contrary to Enrinco’s claims, “If Hoboken High does get its act together by the time my kids are there, I’ll be more than happy to send my kids to Hoboken High.”

But Enrico stood by his comments, saying school faculty applauded what his claim.

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