Today, college admissions are more competitive than ever. In 2010, freshman enrollment was at an all-time high — 70 percent of the 2.9 million U.S. high school graduates went to college, up from 68.6 percent in 2008 and 62.9 percent in 1999.
What we are witnessing, thanks in large part to zero tolerance policies that were intended to make schools safer by discouraging the use of actual drugs and weapons by students, is the inhumane treatment of young people and the criminalization of childish behavior.
When a plant or animal makes it onto the state’s threatened and endangered species list, it’s sad news with a silver lining. Sad news, because the listing means it’s in danger of extinction in New Jersey.
The Obama administration and Congress insist that burning forests for electricity, a technology called biomass power incineration, is “clean and green” – right up there with solar and wind. But burning trees for power is bad economic policy, ruinous for forests and hazardous to your health.
With Gov. Christie days away from introducing New Jersey’s 2012 budget, state leaders continue to overlook an opportunity to achieve significant savings simply by complying with federal law.
A 65-year-old with high cholesterol and a 30-year-old accountant with an affinity for extreme sports may not appear to have much in common. But imagine if our elderly friend suffered a stroke, while the athlete had a surfing accident and wound up paralyzed.
As the 112th Congress begins its second month of work I am honored to begin my second term as New Jersey’s Seventh District representative in Washington.
Speaking on legislation that would allow legal notices to be posted on government websites instead of requiring publication in newspapers, Assemblyman Jon Bramnick of Westfield said, “I thought this was a no-brainer.”
Ronald Reagan led the charmed life of a handsome, personable, small town boy who progressed from being a sports announcer to a movie star to the leader of a visible labor union to a citizen politician in the most populous state in the Union and finally President of the United States.
Most of us may not think we know someone who is hungry. But more than 10 percent of New Jersey households are food insecure. Many of these families are forced to choose between paying for food and paying the rent.