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Newark school enrollment problems

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The school year in Newark is getting off to a rocky start. Classes start in less than two weeks and parents are still waiting in line for hours to find out where their kids are enrolled. The problem is being blamed on a glitch in the school's new online open enrollment system.

To say mother of three Jennifer Caraballo is frustrated may be an understatement. She is one of hundreds of Newark parents desperately now trying to find a new school for her children. She said she was told he has no choice but to send her daughters miles away from home.

Parents are blaming the misplacement squarely on the new state-controlled enrollment system, called One Newark, which was intended to allow parents to pick the schools of their choice by simply going online.

But after experiencing numerous glitches, more than 600 parents turned up in person Thursday at the registration center. Many parents waited hours and others never even made it through the front door, leaving many children still without a school.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is also outraged. He said he was never consulted on One Newark and now wants the governor to overhaul the system. The mayor also said that in his 22 years as an educator he never saw anything so crazy.

We contacted the governor's office but have not heard back yet. According to the governor's schedule, he is dropping off his daughter at Notre Dame.

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