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Opinion: Newark’s Phantom Gains in School Improvement
Mark Weber | December 13, 2017 | Opinion
The celebrations and self-congratulations are real; unfortunately, the data shows that Newark’s educational successes don’t measure up
Opinion: What the Sweeney-Prieto Plan Needs Is a District-by-District Analysis
Mark Weber | June 29, 2017 | Opinion
Sweeney-Prieto may have good intentions, but its consequences could be dire for some districts
Opinion: If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Stay Out of the Classroom
Mark Weber | September 21, 2016 | Opinion
The sweltering weather has made it all too clear that New Jersey’s politicians have no real interest in giving teachers safe, comfortable working conditions
Opinion: What’s Wrong with Christie’s Wrongheaded School-Aid Plan?
Mark Weber | June 24, 2016 | Opinion
We need to see the governor’s proposal for what it really is: a cynical ploy to court voters on the far right
Opinion: Honest Answers About PARCC Results Versus Scores on NJASK
Mark Weber | February 12, 2016 | Opinion
What is PARCC telling us about New Jersey schools that we can’t learn from NJASK results? Nothing.
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
Opinion: Book Offers Look at How Charter Schools Divide Communities
Mark Weber | July 6, 2015 | Education, Opinion
Founders and operators of charters mean well, author believes, but charter system leads to further segregation of education
Opinion: Christie’s Common Core Flip-Flop Leaves Teachers, Students in Lurch
Mark Weber | June 1, 2015 | Opinion
After several years of intensive preparation for standards, governor adds injury to insult for school districts across the state
Opinion: PARCC Is Part of the Problem, Not Part of the Answer for NJ Schools
Mark Weber | April 8, 2015 | Opinion
Complex online tests can’t address chronic school underfunding, segregation, and poverty
Opinion: New Jersey Needs to Do the Right Thing -- Raise Taxes
Mark Weber | February 17, 2015 | Opinion
The state is facing a well-documented array of fiscal problems -- and there’s only one way out
Opinion: Was It Something We Said About Garden State's Charter Schools?
Mark Weber | November 14, 2014 | Opinion
Straightforward analysis of the data concerning charter schools and the children they serve draws the ire of supporters
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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