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Opinion: Overcoming the Sound of Fear With the Sound of Reform
Cornell Williams Brooks | March 26, 2014 | Opinion
A true community conversation is more than a slogan or a program, it's a way to break the cycle of fear, crime, and mutual misunderstanding
Opinion: Christie's Plummet in the Polls (and Elsewhere) -- It's Not Just Bridgegate
Carl Golden | March 18, 2014 | Opinion
Governor's flagging popularity reveals deep disappointment in his administration, and every revelation may make the chasm all the deeper
Opinion: Ras Baraka -- the Best Thing to Happen to NJ School Reform
Laura Waters | March 13, 2014 | Opinion
Unapologetically old school in his attitude toward education, Baraka might actually galvanize NJ's dispirited reform community into taking action
Op-Ed: Avoiding Food Stamp Cuts for Up to 160,000 Households
Raymond Castro | March 13, 2014 | Opinion
Gov. Christie has the opportunity to generate economic activity while putting food on the table for our most vulnerable residents
Opinion: For Property Tax Reform, the Political Stars Are in Alignment
Carl Golden | March 5, 2014 | Opinion
Can a second-term Republican governor and an entrenched Democratic Legislature muster the political will to take on property taxes?
Op-Ed: Expanding Energy Infrastructure Is Key to Growth and Security
Jim Benton | March 5, 2014 | Opinion
Polls show widespread support for making sure we’re prepared for future extreme weather in NJ and the nation
Opinion: Can I Be My Brother’s Keeper?
Roland V. Anglin | March 3, 2014 | Opinion
The statistics associated with young men of color are grim, but race and gender are only one part of a complex equation
Opinion: Legalizing Marijuana Would End War on NJ's Minority Communities
R. William Potter | February 25, 2014 | Opinion
Sen. Scutari's legalization bill could be one of the most important civil rights laws in New Jersey for more than a decade
Opinion: Faith in Government, the Real Casualty of Bridgegate
Carl Golden | February 20, 2014 | Opinion
As more and more troubling details emerge, it become all the more difficult for New Jerseyans to have confidence in their leaders
Opinion: Chris Cerf's Decision to Leave Education Post is New Jersey's Loss
Laura Waters | February 18, 2014 | Opinion
If the Garden State is truly committed to education reform, it will find another commissioner cut from the same cloth
Opinion: Looking Closely at the Dangerous Legacy of Commissioner Chris Cerf
Mark Weber | February 14, 2014 | Opinion
The state education chief’s so-called reforms may have stirred up something more powerful than frustration and resignation
Op-Ed: School Closings -- Distinguishing the Means from the End
Deborah Cornavaca | February 12, 2014 | Opinion
Shutdowns are part of a larger drive to move to a market model of education that does not value small, neighborhood public schools
Op-Ed: Latest Research Shows New Jersey Slipping on Fair School Funding
Danielle Farrie | February 11, 2014 | Opinion
Under the current administration, the Garden State has seen its 'fairness rating' drop from second to 12th place nationally
Opinion: NJ Republicans and U.S. Senate -- The Five-Decade Losing Streak
Carl Golden | February 6, 2014 | Opinion
State GOP hasn't managed to win a Senate seat since 1972, the year of Watergate and gas at 55 cents a gallon
Opinion: Christie Mess Does Major Damage to Education Reform Efforts
Laura Waters | February 3, 2014 | Opinion
School choice may survive on life support; vouchers, extended days, and seniority-blind layoffs are pretty much dead on the table
Op-Ed: Super Bowl Sunday -- A Good Time for Addicted Gamblers to Consider Future
Donald Weinbaum | January 31, 2014 | Opinion
Sports betting may not be legal in NJ, but it's here and it's taking a toll on the lives of compulsive gamblers
Op-Ed: Education Policy Without a Plan Is Asking for Problems
Assemblywoman Mila Jasey | January 30, 2014 | Opinion
Without a cohesive policy there's no way to determine which initiatives make the most sense for New Jersey's students
Opinion: Budget Will Indicate If Christie Still Governs from Position of Strength
Carl Golden | January 28, 2014 | Opinion
The governor -- and his team -- may be battered and beleaguered, but it's far too early to count Christie out
How Is Affordable Care Act Implementation Going In New Jersey?
Joel Cantor | January 24, 2014 | Healthcare, Opinion, Affordable Care Act
Early data indicated that healthcare.gov is doing its job, but healthcare penetration in the Garden State is slow to gain traction
Opinion: NJ Court Resurrects American Dream from Foreclosure Nightmare
R. William Potter | January 21, 2014 | Opinion
Immigrant family earning some $3,000 a month saddled with $5,700 mortgage payments by Wells Fargo Bank -- before court rules
Opinion: Did President Johnson's War on Poverty Succeed?
Roland V. Anglin | January 15, 2014 | Opinion
If you define "success" as enabling marginalized communities to help themselves, then the answer is 'Yes"
Opinion: Christie Likely to Survive 'Bridgegate' -- Though Not Unscathed
Carl Golden | January 14, 2014 | Opinion
Governor has taken a major hit to his credibility, reputation, and second-term effectiveness
Opinion: A County-Wide Approach to Desegregating NJ Schools
Laura Waters | January 13, 2014 | Education, Opinion
Could magnet schools may be a way for all students to cross district boundaries to get the education they deserve?
Opinion: Big and Small Thinking at the Port Authority
Dick Zimmer | January 10, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
What causes “abject stupidity” and why do grand ideas work out badly?
Op-Ed: A Successful Education Needs All the Right Inputs
Ross Danis | January 6, 2014 | Opinion
Education is no different than most important things in life: the quality of what goes in is inseparable from the quality of what comes out
Opinion: Hustling History--When Truth is Better than Fiction
Dick Zimmer | December 19, 2013 | Opinion
Why can't filmmakers see the story in history?
Op-Ed: Framing the Future of Education Policy in New Jersey
Janellen Duffy | December 16, 2013 | Opinion
A new 'Framework for Excellence' can help guide governor and legislators through the next stage of education reform
Op-Ed: Earned Sick Time Means Healthier Employees and Businesses
Ahmad Yousaf | December 13, 2013 | Opinion
Without paid sick time, workers are typically forced to choose between getting better or getting paid
Opinion: Can the Democrats Cash in on George Washington 'Bridgegate'?
Carl Golden | December 12, 2013 | Opinion
Gov. Christie's far too savvy to let a bungled traffic-flow study slow down his political machine
The Passing of Richard Sullivan: The End of an Era in the Garden State
Michael Catania | December 11, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Opinion
The first commissioner of the state DEP was the father of the environmental movement in New Jersey -- and a hero to many
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