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The Education Disaster

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On August 29, 2020
What COVID is doing with education, both K-12 and higher ed, is bringing neoliberalism’s chickens home to roost. Decades of decreasing state investment, the encouragement of private fundraising and “entrepreneurship,” and a focus on profit over the public good has left all of education reeling even before COVID hit. And now, college administrators are forced […]
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On November 26, 1910, a factory building in Newark, New Jersey caught on fire, killing 25 textile workers. This should have been a call to arms for workplace safety reform, but because it was in Newark and wealthy people did not see the people making their clothing die, nothing happened. The situation would be very […]

Bye Bye New Jersey Pines

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On December 2, 2013
The New Jersey Pinelands are a really neat ecosystem, the rare fire-driven ecosystem in the east. I enjoyed hiking there when I was in the area in September. Like everything else though, it is changing rapidly thanks to climate change. The lack of cold winters means that beetles are moving north since the old deep […]
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