Ted Van Dyk has been active in national policy making for over 50 years. He has served in the White House, State Department, and as policy director of several presidential campaigns. Recently, Mr. Van Dyk argued in an opinion piece that his fellow Democrat’s efforts to destroy President Trump are abnormal.
There is no safe level of lead in children.
At the Paterson Education Fund’s School Board Candidates forum last Monday evening, Commissioner Dr. Christopher Irving, and his running mate, Mr. Manny Martinez went on the offensive stoutly defending Charter Schools and the proposed thousand-seat expansion at (PCTI) Passaic County Technical Institute.
I would like to clarify some points made in Editorial Page Editor Alfred P. Doblin’s column: “Doblin: In Paterson, residents are connected to the matrix” published on Aug. 22, 2016.
As an activist and former board of education member who made frequent trips to Trenton along with hundreds of education advocates, parents, teachers and school board members I was disappointed but not surprised to hear that earlier today the state BOE (who is appointed NOT elected) voted to make PARCC a requirement for graduation.
The question was raised a while back concerning the validity of continuing to hold public elections for boards of education that are currently operating under state control. It was suggested that continuing to do so was misleading to the public.
The city of Paterson recently introduced an ordinance that would ban the sale of tobacco products and vaping devices to 19 and 20 year old adults.