Category: Opinion

Don’t Destroy Public Schools

As a former teacher, school administrator, and educational researcher, I am concerned that a competitive business model that includes merit pay and teacher evaluations based on standardized tests will not translate into improving public schools.

Pretty Shoddy Journalism

Regarding your headline article from April 1, 2011, “Quijano’s Connections Questioned,” nowhere in the article does it actually say what those questions are. It also fails to report who is asking these questions.

Does Eating Meat Cause Hunger?

By Doug Pibel So far, agriculture has kept up with population — there’s enough food in the world to feed everyone. But not everyone’s getting fed — at least a billion people live with hunger, according to the U.N. World…

Voice of the People: Brown Noser

By James J. Devine

Unless Linden Councilman Peter Brown learns to play fair, act responsibly, work together or show respect he is going to have a short life in government, but apparently the 28-year-old politician believes the key to longevity is serving power brokers, party bosses and his rather sizable ego.

Volunteer Tax Awaits Christie Signature

A bill that would require members of a board of education to undergo criminal history background investigation, for which the unpaid elected officials would pay a tax, has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and is waiting for action by Gov. Chris Christie.