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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
Opinion: Unlike Predecessors, for Gov. Christie, It's Not Easy Being Green
R. William Potter | April 2, 2014 | Opinion
New Jersey has a bipartisan tradition of governors who have tried to protect the environment -- and then there's the current chief executive
Opinion: Sexist Depiction of Bridget Kelly Returns Bridgegate to Front Page
Carl Golden | April 1, 2014 | Opinion
Why did Christie's million-dollar lawyer think it necessary to portray Kelly as unstable, insecure victim of failed romance
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
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