The Newark Trust for Education continues its Straight Talk series with Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. Straight Talk is a series of interviews centered on education in the city of Newark with a focus on educational leadership and the essential components necessary for high performance. The series also examines what outside-the-classroom supports are needed to benefit to children and the community.

In this brief, candid interview, Cantor discusses Rutgers' role in the Newark's public education community, as well as how the University works with the city's schools, parents, and students in order to provide additional access to higher education.