An article in the June 14 print edition of Montclair Local about structural racism in the public schools quoted interim superintendent Nathan Parker on ways to address the problem, but failed to mention as context remarks he made last fall about teachers’ attitudes toward race, which generated public criticism. The story also did not mention the police presence brought in by the Board of Education at its Feb. 19 meeting, which was denounced by many parents as intimidating, and potentially criminalizing, those who had expressed their opinion about Dr. Parker’s comments and demanded his resignation.

Montclair Local regrets omitting this essential context. We have edited the online version of the original article to include that information. We are committed to covering racism in our town and to improve the way we do it.