Commentary

COMMENTARY: What We Lost When We Lost Steve Sweeney

I know I’m late to the party but I join others in mourning the loss of Steve Sweeney as President…

1 week ago

Montclair Voters Fire Teacher Union President Sean Spiller as School District Overseer

Last week Montclair voters passed a referendum on the ballot that changes the school district's odd status as a Type…

4 weeks ago

COMMENTARY: Murphy’s Razor-Thin Win Reveals Elitism of ‘Progressive’ School Politics

Heck, I leave for a week (to welcome my first grandbaby to the world!) and all hell breaks loose. Phil…

1 month ago

New Ad Campaign Aims to Educate NJEA Members About Their ‘Controversial’ Leaders

In a blog posted on its website this morning, the Sunlight Policy Center of New Jersey announced it was investing…

1 month ago

COMMENTARY: Nikole Hannah-Jones Needs a History Lesson on School Choice

https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/status/1446212919948156935 That’s Nikole Hannah-Jones, of the New York Times and 1619 Project, tweeting last week about “school choice advocates” who,…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Ciattarelli’s Disastrous School Funding Plan

Anyone who reads my commentary knows that I’m a proponent of school choice, high standards and aligned assessments, school district…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Head of NJ Public Radio Wishes She Could Press ‘Unsend’ on Charter-Bashing Email

Last week Mike Lilley of Sunlight Policy Foundation of New Jersey reported on how the New Jersey Education Association had…

2 months ago

COMMENTARY: Three Guesses Why Murphy Won’t Listen To Parent Concerns About In-School Instruction

Seven months ago, before the Delta variant of COVID-19 reversed hard-won decreases in disease transmission, Gov. Phil Murphy issued a…

3 months ago

ANSWERED: How Can You Keep Your Kids on Track During COVID?

As children return to school after an unprecedented year of learning disruption, we face huge challenges in getting students back…

3 months ago

COMMENTARY: With Ban on Remote Instruction, Murphy Misses a Political Opportunity and Jayden’s Family Pays the Price

Last week’s Star-Ledger had a heart-breaking story about the Almazan family of Wanaque, New Jersey. Eight-year-old Jayden is slated to…

3 months ago