JCBOE Candidate Michael Reilly rips board for “business” approach, wants better athletics

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Jersey City Board of Education Candidate Michael Reilly sat down with Hudson County View to discuss his candidacy.

Reilly, a former athletics coach, started by discussing his background in Jersey City, as well as his thoughts on the current state of affairs of athletics in Jersey City Public Schools.

He also criticized the board for its “business” approach to education, stressing the need to make Jersey City schools more community-based.

Reilly also spoke about being an independent candidate with no backing from any formal organization, and what he plans to accomplish if he were elected to the board.