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Opinion: Why Didn’t DEP Publicize Wholesale Rewriting of Coastal Rules?
R. William Potter | September 18, 2015 | Opinion
Agency that can’t let the smallest factoid escape without a press release had virtually nothing to say about ‘streamlining’ nearly 1,000 pages of environmental regulations
Value of a Good Man: Advocate Focused on People, Not Politics or Profits
Douglas R. Forrester | September 17, 2015 | Opinion
Departing founder and leader of NJ Healthcare Quality Institute did much on behalf of Garden State residents
Opinion: Christie Tries to Reinvent Himself Again -- As Panic Sets In
Carl Golden | September 16, 2015 | Opinion
Pot shots at mayor of New York and calling newspapers “rags” are signs of a candidate starting to flounder
Op-Ed: Successful Arts Districts Can Invigorate Neighborhoods, Towns in NJ
Lawrence E. McCullough | September 15, 2015 | Opinion
Bill would clear way for special designations that can foster creativity, boost education, benefit local economies
Opinion: Moving Beyond Good versus Evil in Newark School-Reform Debate
Laura Waters | September 14, 2015 | Opinion
Ras Baraka hasn’t just cooled the campaign rhetoric, he’s proven that he knows the value of eclectic and diversified approaches to a troubled school system
Opinion: Gov. Christie Missing in Inaction for 2015-2016 School Year
Mark Weber | September 11, 2015 | Opinion
Governor’s pursuit of GOP nomination leaves little time for his home state, and has pushed his political agenda more and more to the right
Op-Ed: Affordable Housing for Citizens with Special Needs is a Moral Obligation
Tom Toronto | September 10, 2015 | Opinion
With new chance to address demand for high-quality, affordable housing, towns have another chance to protect most vulnerable citizens
Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Lawmakers About School Funding in Garden State
Tom Puryear | September 9, 2015 | Opinion
State must return to following formula required by statute, adopted by Legislature, and ignored by administration
Op-Ed: The Biggest Environmental Sellout in the History of New Jersey
Jeff Tittel | September 4, 2015 | Opinion
Despite what the administration claims, ExxonMobil isn’t a settlement -- it’s a travesty
Opinion: Require Water Utilities to Spend More Now So They Will Cost Less Later
Daniel J. Van Abs | September 3, 2015 | Opinion
Options exist to make our water supply and wastewater utilities more cost-effective
Op-Ed: How Can State Government Attract and Keep the Best and Brightest?
John Weingart | September 2, 2015 | Opinion
The Garden State’s next governor needs to take steps to revitalize the public workforce
Opinion: Could Reinstating COLA Give Sweeney a Better Shot at 2017?
Carl Golden | September 1, 2015 | Opinion
If Supreme Court decides to bring back cost-of-living adjustment Sweeney could argue NJ needs firm Democratic hand at helm
Op-Ed: New Generation Can Help Replant the Seeds of Democracy
Lawrence E. McCullough | August 14, 2015 | Opinion
As older voters become more and more disinterested and disengaged, we need to help younger citizens discover the joys of democracy
Opinion: Why are Municipal Water Utilities Not Up for Mergers and Acquisitions?
Daniel J. Van Abs | August 10, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey is missing opportunities for better management of these crucial governmental entities
Op-Ed: State DOE's Rankings of ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ Teachers Serve Neither
Lisa Wolff | August 4, 2015 | Opinion
Private companies are moving away from so-called forced rankings; NJ’s public school system should do the same
Opinion: Sweeney’s Pension-Reform Proposal Benefits Sweeney First
Carl Golden | August 3, 2015 | Opinion
The Senate president has found a way to differentiate himself from Christie and get back in good graces with public employees
Opinion: Half a Century After Its Inception, What Can Medicaid Teach Us?
Joel C. Cantor, Jeffrey Brenner and Natassia M. Rozario | July 30, 2015 | Opinion
What Medicaid is beginning to discover, much of the world has already learned: Health is complex and encompasses more than just medicine
Op-Ed: Half-Truths Mask Reality of Charter Accountability
Nicole Cole | July 29, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey charter schools face extensive review and oversight requirements that far surpass anything traditional public schools must meet
Opinion: Are NJ's High-School Diplomas Worth the Paper They’re Printed On?
Laura Waters | July 28, 2015 | Opinion
Are we being over-optimistic when it comes to how well NJ’s middle-class students are being prepared for college?
Op-Ed: Charting the Path to Local Control for Newark’s Public Schools
Theresa Luhm | July 27, 2015 | Opinion
QSAC maps out a clear and expeditious approach for moving Newark’s state-controlled schools back under home rule
Op-Ed: Energy-Efficiency Benefits -- Assessing Hype Versus Reality
Rasika Athawale | July 24, 2015 | Opinion
Recent research reveals the seemingly unthinkable: Low-income households may not save money with weatherization programs
Op-Ed: Greater Oversight of Charter Schools Clearly Needed in New Jersey
Sen. Shirley K. Turner | July 23, 2015 | Opinion
Three-year moratorium on charter enrollment would give us room to think about successes and shortcomings so far
Op-Ed: Level the Playing Field for Newark Public Schools
Dominique D. Lee | July 21, 2015 | Opinion
Kids don’t care if they attend a traditional public school or a charter -- as long as they can get a great education
Op-Ed: Garden State Needs Its Own Public Bank to Help Stoke Economic Growth
Walt McRee | July 15, 2015 | Opinion
A “Public Bank of New Jersey” could support development agencies through low-cost loans not expensive bonds
Opinion: If Christie Loses Common Touch, Can He Win Republican Nomination?
Carl Golden | July 14, 2015 | Opinion
Yes, the governor won twice in New Jersey, but the state may not be as ‘blue’ as he suggests
Op-Ed: The ‘New’ New Jersey Mathematics Standards -- Circa 2009
Joseph G. Rosenstein | July 13, 2015 | Opinion
The Common Core standards place an unnecessary emphasis on Algebra II, which all NJ students do not need to master
Opinion: Dirty Little Secret About Natural-Gas Fracking: Fugitive Methane Emissions
R. William Potter | July 10, 2015 | Opinion
According to recent research, the global-warming impact of FMEs is two-thirds greater than coal’s over the near term
Op-Ed: Debt is Critical for Governments; However, All Debt Is Not the Same
Richard F. Keevey | July 9, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s bonded debt is the fourth-highest per capita in the U.S., but most of it was issued for important infrastructure purposes
Op-Ed: Charter Moratorium Bill Is Endorsement of NJEA's Death Grip On Public Schools
Dale Caldwell | July 8, 2015 | Opinion
Charter school students’ success is a direct threat to lucrative franchise NJEA holds on a public education system that has failed generations of NJ children
Opinion: Will the Garden State Be Ready When the Next Drought Arrives?
Daniel J. Van Abs | July 7, 2015 | Opinion
New Jersey’s better off than California, but we aren’t fully prepared to cope with a water-supply crisis
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