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Opinion: NJ’s Teachers Union: Implosion, Irrelevance, or Evolution?

Laura Waters | October 21, 2014 | Opinion

The NJEA’s shift on charter schools is emblematic of its struggles with shifting situation in education -- in the state and beyond

Opinion: For Gov. Chris Christie, October's Been the Cruelest Month

Carl Golden | October 17, 2014 | Opinion
Does the governor’s recent drop in the polls indicate that New Jerseyans want him to pay more attention to the Garden State
Op-Ed: Wells Fargo and Other Big Banks Bear Blame for NJ's Foreclosure Crisis
Ken McNamara | October 17, 2014 | Opinion
How is it that a bank can violate the terms of its own mortgage modification whenever it wants to?
Op-Ed: Adaptive Reuse Can Help Towns with Affordable Housing, Property Taxes
Peter S. Reinhart | October 16, 2014 | Opinion
Conversion of older buildings can help meet the preferences of so-called millennials for urbanized locations and proximity to transit
Opinion: Getting by (in College) With a Little Help from My Friends
Roland V. Anglin | October 10, 2014 | Opinion
Creating a cohort, or ‘posse’ of disadvantaged students can help ease the socioeconomic shock of postsecondary education.
Op-Ed: Vote Yes on Public Question 2 for Clean Water, Preserving Quality of Life
Ed Potosnak | October 9, 2014 | Opinion
The means to establish a stable source of funding for open-space and farmland preservation is a vote away
Op-Ed: The Evidence is Clear -- Charters Are Working, Status Quo Didn’t and Isn’t
Ron Brady | October 8, 2014 | Opinion
Data for New Jersey shows higher achievement in math and reading than traditional schools
Opinion: Will Public Employees Have to Give Back Even More?
Carl Golden | October 6, 2014 | Opinion
Preliminary Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission report reveals size of financial challenge, could open door to more givebacks
Opinion: Ballot Question to Preserve Open Space Could Hurt More Than It Helps
R. William Potter | October 1, 2014 | Opinion
Siphoning off $4 billion from corporate taxes would drain budget, decimate staff at state Department of Environmental Protection
Op-Ed: NJ Can Protect Consumers without Promoting Lawsuits
Marcus Rayner | September 30, 2014 | Opinion
A few simple, common-sense amendments to the current Consumer Fraud Act would punish deceptive business practices while curbing nuisance litigation against honest businesses
Op-Ed: What You Need to Know About New Jersey’s Alimony Amendment
Carl J. Sorrano | September 26, 2014 | Opinion
One of the key questions about the new law is whether it will unintentionally result in more litigation rather than less
Opinion: What Will It Take for New Jersey Healthcare to Get Better?
Joel C. Cantor | September 25, 2014 | Opinion
Well-publicized changes are in the works, but thus far they remain patches on a broken system
Op-Ed: One-Year Deal for Newark’s School Chief Is Not a Vote of Confidence
Rosie Grant | September 23, 2014 | Opinion
Superintendent Anderson’s single-year renewal is a signal to the community to refocus its energy and redouble its efforts
Opinion: Forget the Legislative Springboard to the Governor’s Office
Carl Golden | September 22, 2014 | Opinion
Of 11 past governors, none have moved directly from the Legislature to the top executive’s post
Op-Ed: The Newark School Boycott Harmed Some of Our Students
Reginald Lewis | September 19, 2014 | Opinion
The protesters’ concerns are legitimate, but their actions had an adverse, unintentional effect on some of the most vulnerable kids
Op-Ed: Time for BPU to Move Ahead With JCP&L Rate Case
Evelyn Liebman | September 18, 2014 | Opinion
Every day the agency doesn’t act is costing seniors and other consumers money that could go to necessities like healthcare
Op-Ed: School District Consolidation Should Be Welcomed in New Jersey
Christine Todd Whitman | September 17, 2014 | Opinion
When it comes to local school districts, small isn’t beautiful -- it’s usually inefficient and expensive
Opinion: Snapshot of Our Schools Offers Worrisome Glimpse of Class of 2027
Mark Weber | September 16, 2014 | Opinion
My kids were well-served by New Jersey’s public education system, but can all parents say the same?
Opinion: Sink the ‘Floating Nukes’ With Clean Energy, Efficient Use
R. William Potter | September 15, 2014 | Opinion
Decoupling sales from volume can help utilities embrace energy efficiency and solar power, while ambitious targets can give them a reason to do so
Op-Ed: Let Great Schools Thrive -- Including Nonprofit Public Charters
Neerav Kingsland | September 12, 2014 | Opinion
The goal of a rich educational experience is to prepare students for college, career, and life
Op-Ed: A Rededication to Veterans Day to Recognize Service and Sacrifice
James A. Crisfield | September 11, 2014 | Opinion
In Millburn school district, students will be learning the real meaning and intent of a holiday that is too often neglected
Opinion: Is It Time to Cash in on Charter Schools? I Don’t Think So
Laura Waters | September 10, 2014 | Opinion
According to the rhetoric of anti-education reformers, charter schools are right up there with iPhones as a shortcut to gazillions of dollars
Op-Ed: We Need to Think About Special Education as a Service, Not a Place
Lawrence S. Feinsod | September 8, 2014 | Education, Opinion
It’s part of a continuum of programs and interventions, as inclusive as possible, and available to meet each child’s individual needs
Op-Ed: In All-Charter School Districts, Ideology Trumps the Facts
Paul Tractenberg | September 4, 2014 | Opinion
Mounting evidence indicates that charter schools can’t live up to their hype
Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition
Carl Golden | September 3, 2014 | Opinion
Both governor and the Senate president are working hard to reforge strong bonds with their political bases
Opinion: Getting College Credentials Isn’t Just for 18-Year-Olds Anymore
Roland Anglin | August 13, 2014 | Education, Opinion
We’re throwing away people -- and our potential as a nation -- if we don’t facilitate adult learning opportunities
Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?
Carl Golden | August 12, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
Surprisingly close poll shows danger of taking foe for granted – and widespread frustration with dysfunctional federal government
Op-Ed: Gov. Christie, You Haven’t Heard the Last of Newark – Or My Daughter
By Heather Stewart/Newark Parents Union & NJ Communities United | August 12, 2014 | Opinion
City’s residents, not the governor, will be the ‘deciders’ when it comes to future of public schools
Opinion: Landmark School-Equity Ruling Still Resonates in New Jersey
Laura Waters | August 5, 2014 | Opinion
But while state Supreme Court’s decision resulted in equal funding for poorer districts, goal of equal education remains elusive
Opinion: When Disaster Looms, Doing Nothing Is Not an Option
R. William Potter and Dr. Clara S. Haignere | August 1, 2014 | Opinion
Aided by climate-change deniers in the administration, Christie and Co. are helping precipitate a global disaster
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