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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Chris Cerf, Newark’s New Superintendent of Schools

Imani Thornton | October 13, 2015 | Opinion

‘Luck’ has no place in the vocabulary of education reform -- not in Newark, not in Chicago, not in any public school in the country

Opinion: Find the Nine Million Water Polluters in NJ (Hint: It’s Not Industry)

Daniel J. Van Abs | October 9, 2015 | Opinion
It’s all too common to blame sources outside of ourselves for the water pollution problems we face in this state
Op-Ed: Sidamon-Eristoff -- Getting Good Value for Our Transportation Dollars
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | October 8, 2015 | Opinion
Before asking how much we need to spend, we need to take a close look at the “experts” recommending that we spend billions
Op-Ed: ‘Renaissance Schools’ Have Little to Do with People of Camden
Keith E. Benson | October 7, 2015 | Opinion
Along with police ‘reforms,’ real motive is to attract middle-class residents to ‘safer’ and gentrified city with ‘improved’ education system
Op-Ed: Responding to League of Municipalities on Affordable-Housing Mandate
Gail Levinson | October 6, 2015 | Opinion
Finding places to live for the poorest citizens, and for those with special needs, is essential to building a diverse community
Opinion: Robert Curvin, and Leaving the World Better Than the Way You Found It
Roland V. Anglin | October 5, 2015 | Opinion
Celebrating and commemorating a man whose accomplishments cannot be contained by any one list
Op-Ed: Email, the Trump Phenomenon, and the Politics of Anonymity
Douglas R. Forrester | October 2, 2015 | Opinion
‘News source’ shapes, nurtures, and intensifies the prejudices of recipients by appearing to validate them
Op-Ed: Expanding Preschool Would Be Wise Investment in New Jersey’s Future
W. Steven Barnett | October 1, 2015 | Opinion
Studies clearly show benefits – including improved quality of life, skilled workforce -- far outweigh initial expenditure
Opinion: Weak-Kneed GOP Helps Christie Sustain Perfect Record for Vetoes
Carl Golden | September 30, 2015 | Opinion
Republican lawmakers refuse to override governor’s veto on bill that would keep guns out of hands of people with history of mental illness
Opinion: Making Laws vs. Making a Point -- Lessons From Boehner’s Retirement
Dick Zimmer | September 29, 2015 | Opinion
The departing Speaker of the House made a mistake given today’s political climate: He was willing to compromise to move things ahead
Op-Ed: Ill-Advised Executive Order by Ex-Governor Has Left NJ Flying ‘Legally Blind’
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff | September 24, 2015 | Opinion
Concentrating authority with Department of Law and Public Safety drags down state government’s efficiency
Op-Ed: Committed in Camden to Working Together to Give Kids a Bright Future
Paymon Rouhanifard | September 23, 2015 | Opinion
We’re improving and supporting district schools while also offering parents and students ‘renaissance schools’ option
Opinion: Why Didn’t DEP Publicize Wholesale Rewriting of Coastal Rules?
R. William Potter | September 18, 2015 | Opinion
Agency that can’t let the smallest factoid escape without a press release had virtually nothing to say about ‘streamlining’ nearly 1,000 pages of environmental regulations
Value of a Good Man: Advocate Focused on People, Not Politics or Profits
Douglas R. Forrester | September 17, 2015 | Opinion
Departing founder and leader of NJ Healthcare Quality Institute did much on behalf of Garden State residents
Opinion: Christie Tries to Reinvent Himself Again -- As Panic Sets In
Carl Golden | September 16, 2015 | Opinion
Pot shots at mayor of New York and calling newspapers “rags” are signs of a candidate starting to flounder
Op-Ed: Successful Arts Districts Can Invigorate Neighborhoods, Towns in NJ
Lawrence E. McCullough | September 15, 2015 | Opinion
Bill would clear way for special designations that can foster creativity, boost education, benefit local economies
Opinion: Moving Beyond Good versus Evil in Newark School-Reform Debate
Laura Waters | September 14, 2015 | Opinion
Ras Baraka hasn’t just cooled the campaign rhetoric, he’s proven that he knows the value of eclectic and diversified approaches to a troubled school system
Opinion: Gov. Christie Missing in Inaction for 2015-2016 School Year
Mark Weber | September 11, 2015 | Opinion
Governor’s pursuit of GOP nomination leaves little time for his home state, and has pushed his political agenda more and more to the right
Op-Ed: Affordable Housing for Citizens with Special Needs is a Moral Obligation
Tom Toronto | September 10, 2015 | Opinion
With new chance to address demand for high-quality, affordable housing, towns have another chance to protect most vulnerable citizens
Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Lawmakers About School Funding in Garden State
Tom Puryear | September 9, 2015 | Opinion
State must return to following formula required by statute, adopted by Legislature, and ignored by administration
Op-Ed: The Biggest Environmental Sellout in the History of New Jersey
Jeff Tittel | September 4, 2015 | Opinion
Despite what the administration claims, ExxonMobil isn’t a settlement -- it’s a travesty
Opinion: Require Water Utilities to Spend More Now So They Will Cost Less Later
Daniel J. Van Abs | September 3, 2015 | Opinion
Options exist to make our water supply and wastewater utilities more cost-effective
Op-Ed: How Can State Government Attract and Keep the Best and Brightest?
John Weingart | September 2, 2015 | Opinion
The Garden State’s next governor needs to take steps to revitalize the public workforce
Opinion: Could Reinstating COLA Give Sweeney a Better Shot at 2017?
Carl Golden | September 1, 2015 | Opinion
If Supreme Court decides to bring back cost-of-living adjustment Sweeney could argue NJ needs firm Democratic hand at helm
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
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