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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
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
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