Photo-Toting Moms Protest NJ School Conditions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A coalition that wants New Jersey to speed up the repair and replacement of run-down schools across the state staged a protest Wednesday on the Statehouse steps — using enlarged photos of crumbling ceilings, broken windows, peeling paint and other poor conditions in several public school systems as props.

The Healthy Schools Now coalition entitled its outdoor exhibit “A Blind Eye: the Immorality of Inaction.” It urged the public to contact the Christie administration and the state Schools Development Authority to press for quicker action.