Opinion

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

LILLEY: Hot Water For NJEA President/Montclair Mayor/2025 Gubernatorial Hopeful Sean Spiller

NJEA President/Montclair Mayor/2025 gubernatorial hopeful Sean Spiller again finds himself in hot water, as explained by this recent Star-Ledger news…

3 days ago

MORRISON: Newark Schools Are Back in Crisis While the Board Rewards the Superintendent. Let’s Do This Instead.

Jasmine Morrison is a Newark parent whose children attend public schools in the city. She runs a Newark-based parent advocacy…

5 days ago

MCCLOUD: Newark School Board Gave the Superintendent A Secret Sweetheart Deal But It’s Not Too Late To Fix It

Shennell McCloud is CEO of Project Ready, a Newark-based nonprofit that works to increase voting in the city. Revelations that…

2 weeks ago

MURPHY: What Happens When Your Child’s Therapist Behaves Unethically?

Tara Murphy is a SPAN Resource Parent, a Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for Autism Speaks, member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and…

2 weeks ago

MARTIN: At BRICK in Newark, Supporting Staff and Parents Leads to Happier, Healthier Students

Tashia Martin is Managing Director of Program Integration at BRICK Education Network, an education organization serving the greater Newark, New…

2 weeks ago

ADDAE: You Think Going Test-Optional Helps Disadvantaged Students? You’re Wrong and Here’s Why

Eva Addae is a partner at Summit Prep, an education company that provides academic tutoring and support, including for the SAT…

3 weeks ago

LILLEY: The Truth Will Out, Even as Murphy Tries to Bury It

Gov. Murphy gave his State of the State speech last week and there was a lot of talk about New…

3 weeks ago

GASWIRTH: The Teacher Shortage Is More Complicated Than You Think

Dr. Marc Gaswirth, a retired public school administrator, has written extensively for nearly 50 years about public sector bargaining  and…

3 weeks ago

LILLEY: NJEA Continues to Train Teachers to be Progressive Activists

Most teachers just want to teach, but the NJEA has made very clear it believes “teaching is political,” and continues…

4 weeks ago

EL-MEKKI: Arguments Against Testing Stem From Racist Notions about Our Black and Brown Students

Sharif El-Mekki is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. Prior to founding the Center, El-Mekki served…

1 month ago