For New Jersey, the Race to the Top was a race nobody won, especially not the students of New Jersey.
Something remarkable happened on November 4, 2008. Despite economic distress, uncertainty and insecurity, voters went to the polls and chose hope over fear electing Barack Obama President of the United States.
If you blinked, you might have missed Senator Blanche Lincoln change what your child likely eats for lunch at school. Recently, in the wake of Elena Kagan’s confirmation, the Senate quickly and unanimously passed Lincoln’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Why are no Democrats calling for an impeachment after New Jersey lost $400 million in “Race to the Top” funding for public education because Gov. Christie Todd Christie failed to follow instructions on the application?
Lately I’ve been reminded of an old campfire skit. The leader is speaking calmly to the gathered campers when someone races in with arms flailing, shouting: “Help! Help! It’s all around me!” The host reacts with genuine concern: “What’s all around you?!” The intruder smiles, shrugs and replies nonchalantly: “The air.”
I am writing to express my outrage that one of the few nature areas we have left is being paved over. The woods and wetlands comprising much of the D’Annunzio property in the Dismal Swamp are being bulldozed for more overdevelopment.
The recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is generating much discussion over its provocative finding that an increasing number of Americans (nearly one in five) believe that President Obama is a Muslim. The survey was completed before Obama’s recent comments endorsing the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now-historic “I Have a Dream” speech which envisioned a world in which blacks and white would work together in harmony for the cause of freedom.
Before I deconstruct Mr. Failace’s August 13, 2010 response to my editorial, I must say it is an honor to have the ex-mayor of Carteret so fervidly object to my points discussed. In his long-winded editorial, Mr. Failace took the hapless reader for a trip down his distorted perception of the world.
There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself, and have the time to get better.