Opinion

Commentary from New Jersey Education Report’s editors, contributors and guest writers.

BIDWAI: It’s Time to Embrace Virtual Schooling and Return Power to Parents

Makarand Bidwai is a New Jersey parent who lives in the Princeton area. He has previously protested Gov. Murphy’s mandate…

2 weeks ago

STATEAIDGUY: How New Jersey’s ‘Quasimander’ Skews Against Republican Candidates

In the last twenty years the United States has seen its constitutional democratic deficits go from being latent problems that…

2 weeks ago

Five Tips From a First-Gen Rutgers Graduate: ‘What I Wish I Knew Before I Started College’

Christelle Louis is a first-generation graduate of Rutgers University-Newark's Class of 2021. She is currently a Global EdTech Program Manager…

4 weeks ago

MCKENNA: Remote Education Sucked. Now What?

Laura McKenna is an education writer based in New Jersey. You can find her here (www.lauramckenna.com). This was originally published at Laura…

1 month ago

Jersey City Mom: Gov. Murphy, You Are Endangering My Health By Mandating In-Person Instruction

This is a letter (lightly edited) to Gov. Phil Murphy, written by Shanna Givens of Jersey City, who has an…

1 month ago

In Contrast to NJ Policy Perspective, NJ Ed Report Provides a Fair and Data-Driven Look at State Education Spending

[Editor's note: The analysis Sunlight refers to, "Let's Talk About NJ's Education Spending Accurately," was written by guest contributor New…

2 months ago

Let’s Talk about NJ’s Education Spending Accurately

(And Does NJ Neglect Non-Education Spending?) When New Jerseyans talk about New Jersey’s education spending, there is a widespread assumption…

2 months ago

New Jersey Parent Begs Murphy To Permit Option of Virtual Learning During Pandemic

Anamika Roy-Choudhury lives in Bridgewater and has two children in public district schools. She is a member of a large…

2 months ago

LILLEY: Sorry, Guys: It’s Not ‘Reparations’ If the Extra Money Goes to White Teachers

History has taught me that the New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) duo of Mark “Jersey Jazzman” Weber and Bruce Baker…

2 months ago

‘All Kids Back in School,’ Says Murphy–Except for Kids With Disabilities Because ‘That’s Too Hard’

Paul O’Neill is co-founder and senior fellow of the Center for Learner Equity. New Jersey’s rules are clear – remote learning…

2 months ago