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New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction

New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tensions are rising as New Jersey struggles with its public education system.

In February, Chris Cerf, Governor Christie’s education commissioner of the last three years, announced that he would be stepping down from his position.

When Cerf became commissioner in 2010, he was a self-proclaimed “unapologetic school reformer,” and viewed the nation’s educational achievement gap to be a national shame, reported northjersey.com.

 

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup
BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace was known to ask the toughest and most challenging questions of leaders in every walk of professional ...

New Jersey Doing Horrible Job When it Comes to Long-Term Budget Planning

New Jersey Doing Horrible Job When it Comes to Long-Term Budget Planning
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

New Jersey is the third-worst state in the country when it comes to long-term budget planning, according to a major new report from the Washington...

Autocracy is the Future of America

Autocracy is the Future of America
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

In a December speech Obama said “I believe this is the defining challenge of our time, it drives everything I do in this office.” He is correct as...

Dawn's Twilight: Taking to Task Hoboken Mayor Zimmer

Dawn's Twilight: Taking to Task Hoboken Mayor Zimmer
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Hoboken’s Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s claimed that the Lt Governor told her to push forward with the Rockefeller project if she wanted to receive more Sand...

The Threat to Democracy in Our Public Schools

The Threat to Democracy in Our Public Schools
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Public education is designed to educate children about the tenets of our Democratic society. Among those tenets are the right to free speech ...

Governor Christie is Ready to Tackle Pension Reform. We Should All Follow

Governor Christie is Ready to Tackle Pension Reform. We Should All Follow
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Most of the press coverage that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has received recently, centered on the “Bridge-gate” scandal. It was proven ...

The Bridgegate Smoking Gun?

The Bridgegate Smoking Gun?
BY MURRAY SABRIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The great mystery remains about the closing of two Fort Lee lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, now known as the “‘Bridgegate” cape...

Christie’s Pity Party

Christie’s Pity Party
BY ROGER WITHERSPOON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“I’m Stunned.”

“I’m Incredulous.”

“I’m a sad guy.”

“I’m humiliated.”

“What did I do wrong to have people think they could lie to me?”

With that Chris Christie – who...

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