Friday, February 26, 2021

State

Local primaries open chance for change

By Tom Ballard Opinions Editor It’s spring here at the College. The flowers are out, the trees are beginning to grow foliage and finals are slowly...

The Signal asks… Should the drinking age be lowered?

“It would cause havoc... High schools will have to change (what they teach about alcohol)... I don’t think high school (students) are mature enough.” “I...

What Christie’s homecoming means for us

By Jake Mulick Like a phoenix rising from the ashes that was Bridgegate in 2013, Gov. Chris Christie was ready to take on Washington, D.C.,...

North Jersey casinos will harm the state

By Tom Ballard Opinions Editor Let’s face it: the Garden State has a gambling problem. Last month, the New Jersey Senate Budget Committee approved a proposal...

Students’ standardized test scores suffer

The recent release of the New Jersey results for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam proved to be a failure for New Jersey students and teachers.

Student utilizes summer for political internship

After completing my first year as a political science student at the College, I started learning the foundation of politics and how competitive the major can be. Between all of the cookouts, pool parties and roller coasters this past summer, I was able to squeeze in an internship experience that has become my first step toward a career.

Public education system severely flawed

For all of us here at the College, education is what got us to this point in our lives. For many, public education in particular is what we’ve all known since kindergarten. We’ve grown up learning from teachers who were once students, and we’ve sat in desks for hours on end waiting for the saving grace of the dismissal bell to ring. We’ve all aspired to be something, whether it’d be an astronaut, rockstar, police officer, doctor or even a teacher. However, with a rise in standardized testing, many have come to loathe the current education system, and some are now even opposed to becoming teachers at all. This is wrong

Online testing wrong way to go: PARCC exams set to replace NJASK and HSPA

By Alyssa Sanford Standardized testing in New Jersey is about to become a lot more demanding — and discriminating — for students of all ages. If...

Local poverty missing from media coverage

On Tuesday, March 18, my Race, Gender and The News class taught by Professor Kim Pearson, had a field trip to the Trenton Area...

A sense of community found in the local library

Over winter break, I drove a couple of miles down the road to my local library. It’s a beautiful brick building, complete with a...

Don’t fear a minimum wage hike in New Jersey

If the governor of a state calls a proposed constitutional amendment “stupid” and “truly ridiculous,” it could be expected that his constituency would reflect that sentiment.

Grant programs lead to lower unemployment

Employee training programs funded by government grants, such as the Opportunity4Jersey Training Grant Program, decrease the opportunity cost of obtaining additional education or training for workers and provide trained workers to employers. As a result of the increased training and lowered cost, frictional unemployment decreases.

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