Yesterday, Jersey City Schools Superintendent Charles Epps told a group of pastors, "Our worst enemy is the young ladies. The young girls are bad. I don't know what they're drinking today, but they're bad," noting how the school systems pay $1 million for police officers. But afterwards he explains he was just speaking "metaphorically" and meant to refer to both "young ladies" and, we guess, little gentlemen.
Epps apologized, but his spokeswoman emphasized that Epps simply believes that much of today's youth is "rude" and in trouble. According to the Jersey Journal, Epps also described his efforts looking for mentors for students, and appreciated that JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs staffers had volunteered, "They've signed up to help even the dirty, nasty, bad kids."