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Opinion: Self-Selection of Public Schools, New Jersey’s Double Standard

Laura Waters | November 24, 2014 | Opinion

Upper-middle-class families vote for school choice with their feet, while poor families are pilloried for trying to get the best for their kids

Op-Ed: Why New Jersey Needs to Examine Benefits to Kids of Delaying School Day

Terra Ziporyn Snider | November 19, 2014 | Opinion
Bill requiring a study of later school start-times could be just what doctors have ordered to ensure safe, healthy school hours
Opinion: High Cost of Living vs. Low Cost of Moving Out of New Jersey
Carl Golden | November 21, 2014 | Opinion
Property taxes are driving residents out of state, but alternatives are politically too hot to handle
Opinion: The Seven Deadly Myths of Renewable-Energy Naysayers
R. William Potter and Lyle Rawlings | November 18, 2014 | Opinion
There’s only one way to combat the arguments of people and politicians who oppose renewables -- with the truth
Opinion: Was It Something We Said About Garden State's Charter Schools?
Mark Weber | November 14, 2014 | Opinion
Straightforward analysis of the data concerning charter schools and the children they serve draws the ire of supporters
Opinion: Divided We Govern, Both in Trenton and Washington, D.C.
Dick Zimmer | November 10, 2014 | Opinion
Despite deep partisan differences, lawmakers can still get things done
Opinion: Is ‘Sit Down and Shut Up’ Christie’s Fatal Misstep?
Carl Golden | November 4, 2014 | Opinion
The governor likes to paint himself as blunt and outspoken, but did his mouth get away from his mind in Belmar?
Op-Ed: The Use of Ballot Questions Should Not Be Abused
Anthony Russo | October 29, 2014 | Opinion, Elections 2014
Ballot questions can actually circumvent the system of checks and balances that our state -- and our nation -- is built on
Opinion: Uproar Over Ebola Quarantine Plays to Christie’s Political Strength
Carl Golden | October 28, 2014 | Opinion
Crisis gives governor the opportunity to play favorite role of resolute, no-nonsense elected leader
Op-Ed: Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy Requires Facing Hard Facts
David Kutner and Chris Sturm | October 28, 2014 | Opinion
Government officials and planners must take steps to minimize future risks and ensure resiliency
Op-Ed: A Straightforward Way to Grow New Jersey, Protect our Future
Peter Kasabach | October 22, 2014 | Opinion
Voting ‘yes’ on the November 4 ballot initiative will preserve land and water and help engender sustainable growth
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, Elections 2014
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
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