NEWARK - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke with teachers in Newark today about how to improve schools.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says finding male and minority teachers is proving to be especially difficult. Susan Taylor is the director of a program called Newark-Montclair Urban Teaching Residency Program (NMUTR), which recruits professionals with non-teaching degrees, to come to urban districts such as Newark.

Click 'NEXT' in the video player to see Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J) also speak with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

A number of parents gathered outside, complaining that they weren't invited to the event and expressed concern over school closures in Newark.