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Op-Ed: New Generation Can Help Replant the Seeds of Democracy

Lawrence E. McCullough | August 14, 2015 | Opinion

As older voters become more and more disinterested and disengaged, we need to help younger citizens discover the joys of democracy

Opinion: Why are Municipal Water Utilities Not Up for Mergers and Acquisitions?

Daniel J. Van Abs | August 10, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey is missing opportunities for better management of these crucial governmental entities
Op-Ed: State DOE's Rankings of ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ Teachers Serve Neither
Lisa Wolff | August 4, 2015 | Opinion
Private companies are moving away from so-called forced rankings; NJ’s public school system should do the same
Opinion: Sweeney’s Pension-Reform Proposal Benefits Sweeney First
Carl Golden | August 3, 2015 | Opinion
The Senate president has found a way to differentiate himself from Christie and get back in good graces with public employees
Opinion: Half a Century After Its Inception, What Can Medicaid Teach Us?
Joel C. Cantor, Jeffrey Brenner and Natassia M. Rozario | July 30, 2015 | Opinion
What Medicaid is beginning to discover, much of the world has already learned: Health is complex and encompasses more than just medicine
Op-Ed: Half-Truths Mask Reality of Charter Accountability
Nicole Cole | July 29, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey charter schools face extensive review and oversight requirements that far surpass anything traditional public schools must meet
Opinion: Are NJ's High-School Diplomas Worth the Paper They’re Printed On?
Laura Waters | July 28, 2015 | Opinion
Are we being over-optimistic when it comes to how well NJ’s middle-class students are being prepared for college?
Op-Ed: Charting the Path to Local Control for Newark’s Public Schools
Theresa Luhm | July 27, 2015 | Opinion
QSAC maps out a clear and expeditious approach for moving Newark’s state-controlled schools back under home rule
Op-Ed: Energy-Efficiency Benefits -- Assessing Hype Versus Reality
Rasika Athawale | July 24, 2015 | Opinion
Recent research reveals the seemingly unthinkable: Low-income households may not save money with weatherization programs
Op-Ed: Greater Oversight of Charter Schools Clearly Needed in New Jersey
Sen. Shirley K. Turner | July 23, 2015 | Opinion
Three-year moratorium on charter enrollment would give us room to think about successes and shortcomings so far
Op-Ed: Level the Playing Field for Newark Public Schools
Dominique D. Lee | July 21, 2015 | Opinion
Kids don’t care if they attend a traditional public school or a charter -- as long as they can get a great education
Op-Ed: Garden State Needs Its Own Public Bank to Help Stoke Economic Growth
Walt McRee | July 15, 2015 | Opinion
A “Public Bank of New Jersey” could support development agencies through low-cost loans not expensive bonds
Opinion: If Christie Loses Common Touch, Can He Win Republican Nomination?
Carl Golden | July 14, 2015 | Opinion
Yes, the governor won twice in New Jersey, but the state may not be as ‘blue’ as he suggests
Op-Ed: The ‘New’ New Jersey Mathematics Standards -- Circa 2009
Joseph G. Rosenstein | July 13, 2015 | Opinion
The Common Core standards place an unnecessary emphasis on Algebra II, which all NJ students do not need to master
Opinion: Dirty Little Secret About Natural-Gas Fracking: Fugitive Methane Emissions
R. William Potter | July 10, 2015 | Opinion
According to recent research, the global-warming impact of FMEs is two-thirds greater than coal’s over the near term
Op-Ed: Debt is Critical for Governments; However, All Debt Is Not the Same
Richard F. Keevey | July 9, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s bonded debt is the fourth-highest per capita in the U.S., but most of it was issued for important infrastructure purposes
Op-Ed: Charter Moratorium Bill Is Endorsement of NJEA's Death Grip On Public Schools
Dale Caldwell | July 8, 2015 | Opinion
Charter school students’ success is a direct threat to lucrative franchise NJEA holds on a public education system that has failed generations of NJ children
Opinion: Will the Garden State Be Ready When the Next Drought Arrives?
Daniel J. Van Abs | July 7, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s better off than California, but we aren’t fully prepared to cope with a water-supply crisis
Op-Ed: State Board Plays Central Role in Restoring Local Control in Newark
Paul Tractenberg | July 7, 2015 | Opinion
Purported deal announced by Christie and Baraka has no real legal standing, raises questions about choice for next superintendent
Opinion: Book Offers Look at How Charter Schools Divide Communities
Mark Weber | July 6, 2015 | Education, Opinion
Founders and operators of charters mean well, author believes, but charter system leads to further segregation of education
Op-Ed: Coordinated Care Promises Better Health for Most Vulnerable Residents
Joan Randell | July 6, 2015 | Opinion
ACOs tie together social services and medical care to address needs of Medicaid patients in urban communities
Op-Ed: Is Dream of Going Off the Grid Disconnected from Reality?
Rasika Athawale | July 2, 2015 | Opinion
Technological advances and public-policy shifts notwithstanding, storage costs and other factors mean the future isn’t here just yet
Christie’s Quest: Will He Beat the Odds or Quickly Become the Odd Man Out?
Carl Golden | July 1, 2015 | Opinion
Governor plans to ‘tell it like it is’ in New Hampshire– but harsh truth about record in NJ could end longshot bid in short order
Op-Ed: Congress Needs to Fix Flaw in Laws Governing Life-Sciences Patents
Dean J. Paranicas | June 30, 2015 | Opinion
Major loophole in intellectual property protections threatens to stifle advances in life-saving medicines and treatments
Op-Ed: Christie Breaks the Law (Again) to Overfund State’s Charter Schools
Darcie Cimarusti | June 25, 2015 | Opinion
In ignoring state mandates, governor acts like he’s above the law, deprives public schools of much-needed resources
Op-Ed: Father’s Day Reflections from the Father of a Charter-School Child
Altorice Frazier | June 24, 2015 | Opinion
For the vast majority of parents, public charter schools have become mainstream and the needed solution.
With Pope's Encyclical on Environment, Let's Reflect on Garden State
R. William Potter | June 23, 2015 | Opinion
Reviewing NJ’s progress with solar and wind reveals a troubling lack of progress and a renewable-energy sector that could be in serious trouble
Opinion: Gambling Fever Taking Its Toll on New Jersey Democrats
Carl Golden | June 22, 2015 | Opinion
Beyond proposed sites across the state, possibility of gaming outside of Atlantic City calls for consummate timing
Health Insurance's Future in NJ Hinges on High Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling
Joel Cantor | June 19, 2015 | Opinion
If the court overturns marketplace subsidies, it could mean the end of the non-group insurance market in New Jersey
Opinion: It's Time to Focus on Creating Opportunity, Rather Than Poverty
Roland V. Anglin | June 18, 2015 | Opinion
Are well-intentioned urban policies more likely to fail if our cities remain segregated by wealth and race?
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