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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
Op-Ed: Let Great Schools Thrive -- Including Nonprofit Public Charters
Neerav Kingsland | September 12, 2014 | Opinion
The goal of a rich educational experience is to prepare students for college, career, and life
Op-Ed: A Rededication to Veterans Day to Recognize Service and Sacrifice
James A. Crisfield | September 11, 2014 | Opinion
In Millburn school district, students will be learning the real meaning and intent of a holiday that is too often neglected
Opinion: Is It Time to Cash in on Charter Schools? I Don’t Think So
Laura Waters | September 10, 2014 | Opinion
According to the rhetoric of anti-education reformers, charter schools are right up there with iPhones as a shortcut to gazillions of dollars
Op-Ed: We Need to Think About Special Education as a Service, Not a Place
Lawrence S. Feinsod | September 8, 2014 | Education, Opinion
It’s part of a continuum of programs and interventions, as inclusive as possible, and available to meet each child’s individual needs
Op-Ed: In All-Charter School Districts, Ideology Trumps the Facts
Paul Tractenberg | September 4, 2014 | Opinion
Mounting evidence indicates that charter schools can’t live up to their hype
Opinion: Christie and Sweeney Have More in Common Than Ambition
Carl Golden | September 3, 2014 | Opinion
Both governor and the Senate president are working hard to reforge strong bonds with their political bases
Opinion: Getting College Credentials Isn’t Just for 18-Year-Olds Anymore
Roland Anglin | August 13, 2014 | Education, Opinion
We’re throwing away people -- and our potential as a nation -- if we don’t facilitate adult learning opportunities
Is Cory Booker in Danger of Getting His Bell Rung by Jeff Bell in November?
Carl Golden | August 12, 2014 | Opinion, Politics
Surprisingly close poll shows danger of taking foe for granted – and widespread frustration with dysfunctional federal government
Op-Ed: Gov. Christie, You Haven’t Heard the Last of Newark – Or My Daughter
By Heather Stewart/Newark Parents Union & NJ Communities United | August 12, 2014 | Opinion
City’s residents, not the governor, will be the ‘deciders’ when it comes to future of public schools
Opinion: Landmark School-Equity Ruling Still Resonates in New Jersey
Laura Waters | August 5, 2014 | Opinion
But while state Supreme Court’s decision resulted in equal funding for poorer districts, goal of equal education remains elusive
Opinion: When Disaster Looms, Doing Nothing Is Not an Option
R. William Potter and Dr. Clara S. Haignere | August 1, 2014 | Opinion
Aided by climate-change deniers in the administration, Christie and Co. are helping precipitate a global disaster
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
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