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Opinion: My Pension vs. Gov. Christie's Presidential Aspirations
Mark Weber | July 31, 2014 | Opinion
Forget the scare tactics and half-truths, public employee pensions are payments for work already done
Opinion: Christie, Sweeney Remain Worlds Apart on Pensions, Health Benefits
Carl Golden | July 29, 2014 | Opinion
Can governor and Senate president reconcile their separate visions and achieve meaningful reform?
Opinion: Trying for a Constitutional End-Run Around the Governor
Carl Golden | July 10, 2014 | Opinion
It may be an idea born of frustration, but enacting laws by putting constitutional amendments on the ballot is a shortsighted solution
Opinion: Why Doesn't the State DEP Believe in Global Climate Change?
R. William Potter | July 9, 2014 | Opinion
The department's revised coastal regulations runs to 1,000 pages with not a mention of climate change
Op-Ed: Despite Fear-Mongering, Corporate Tax Increases Aren’t ‘Job Killers’
Jon Whiten | June 27, 2014 | Opinion
Five states with the highest business taxes are home to 40 companies on the Fortune 100 -- including four in New Jersey
Opinion: In Strident Dialogue About Common Core, 'Go Slow' Usually Means 'No Go'
Laura Waters | June 26, 2014 | Opinion
The politics of reform can be far more fascinating than the questions about using PARCC to evaluate teachers now or in two years
Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Act Out Their Parts, as Expected
Carl Golden | June 24, 2014 | Opinion
The governor and the Senate president come away from their budget blowout with exactly what they wanted
Op-Ed: Why Were These Three Charter Schools Shuttered by State Education Officials?
Doris Carpenter, Christopher T. Pringle, Lorna Hassel | June 24, 2014 | Opinion
We followed the DOE rules, which is more than can be said for the DOE itself
Op-Ed: Too Early for High-Stakes Testing Based on Common Core
Lisa Wolff | June 16, 2014 | Opinion
Hold off using CCSS-based tests to decide if students graduate or to assess teacher performance
Opinion: Next Up on the Bridgegate Hearings Agenda – Finding an Exit Strategy
Carl Golden | June 13, 2014 | Opinion
Wisniewski & Co. have been fair-minded and diligent, now's the time for closing arguments
Opinion: What Can Be Done to Help New Jersey Get Its Solar Mojo Back?
R. William Potter | June 11, 2014 | Opinion
NJ was a shining example of the industry's growth, but some developers have had to lay off workers, while others have moved out-of-state
Opinion: Building a Pipeline to Opportunity -- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Roland Anglin | June 10, 2014 | Opinion
Community college can be a great asset for a late-bloomer like me and an essential 'learning community' for disadvantaged youth
Opinion: New Jersey’s Pathetic Primary Turnout -- A Contrary View
Dick Zimmer | June 9, 2014 | Opinion
Why common wisdom and popular prescriptions won’t help boost voter turnout at primary elections
Opinion: In the Senseless Killing of a Cat, a Portal on the Lives of Poor Kids
Mark Weber | June 4, 2014 | Opinion
Why is it easier to grieve for a cat than for Paterson's vulnerable children?
Opinion: Christie's Available Options Have Gone From Bad to Worse
Carl Golden | May 29, 2014 | Opinion
The governor's reliance on wishful thinking when it comes to the budget finally comes up against reality
Op-Ed: Setting the Stage for Progressive Government: An Overlooked Story
Steven Fulop | May 29, 2014 | Opinion
Two of New Jersey's most powerful political bosses had the street smarts to take care of the disenfranchised
Opinion: Introducing Gov. Chris Christie, Lame Duck in the Making
Carl Golden | May 16, 2014 | Opinion
The governor has made it easier for GOP lawmakers to break rank, hastening his inevitable loss of authority
Op-Ed: With Newark at Crossroads, Voters Make Clear the Path They Prefer
Junius Williams | May 15, 2014 | Opinion
Baraka's populist approach resonates with electorate in proud but troubled city
Opinion: New Scorecard Shows Room to Improve Healthcare in New Jersey
Joel C. Cantor | May 13, 2014 | Opinion
State has reason to celebrate – but more work needs to be done, especially when it comes to hospital readmission rates
Opinion: Time to Revamp NJ's Costly, Segregated School System for Special-Needs Kids
Laura Waters | May 9, 2014 | Opinion
Beyond recommendations and committees, transforming today's separate and unequal approach to special education demands a cultural shift
Op-Ed: Only Real Shared Sacrifices, Not Rhetoric, Can Help End Fiscal Crisis
Gordon MacInnes | May 8, 2014 | Opinion
Surcharge on corporate taxes, rate increase on income over $1 million needed to escape budget emergency without further damage
Opinion: Gov. Christie's Made Champagne Promises on a Beer Budget
Carl Golden | May 6, 2014 | Opinion
Recipe for a fiscal crisis -- optimistic revenue projections, midcourse corrections, and a Legislature all-too-willing to sign on
Op-Ed: Newark Clergy Could Hold Key to Education Reform
Alfred Koeppe | April 24, 2014 | Opinion
By calling for moratorium, clergy could afford One Newark much-needed time and space
Opinion: How Would New Jersey’s Power Politics Translate on National Stage?
R. William Potter | April 23, 2014 | Opinion
Christie in Washington, like Christie in Trenton, would mean insults, absolute loyalty, and an impenetrable inner circle
Opinion: Is Gov. Christie Headed for a Political Comeback or Catastrophe?
Carl Golden | April 22, 2014 | Opinion
Presidents Nixon and Clinton offer some very useful examples on how to manage through a crisis -- and how not to
Opinion: Searching for New Ways of Promoting Opportunity
Roland Anglin | April 21, 2014 | Opinion
Before discussing theories of 21st century education, we must find ways to educate the most vulnerable children -- in urban and rural settings
Opinion: What's Good for Our Teachers Is Good for Our Students
Mark Weber | April 16, 2014 | Opinion
Attempts to deprecate or demonize teachers when they stand up for themselves are bad for our kids' education
Opinion: Christie & Co. -- Fanning the Flames of the Bridgegate Scandal
Carl Golden | April 10, 2014 | Opinion
The administration seems more out-of-control than capable of effective spin control or damage control
Op-Ed: The Achievement Gap Can't Be Bridged by Schools Alone
Patrick J. Fletcher | April 10, 2014 | Opinion
Everyone has a stake in helping economically disadvantaged students accelerate their learning until it's on par with their more affluent peers
Opinion: Can Traditional Schools Learn to Play Well With Charters?
Laura Waters | April 9, 2014 | Education, Opinion
It’s time to retire the rhetoric and help both types of schools do what they do best: educate our children
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