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Our Views: Put the brakes on testing

We applaud legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel that would cut in half the number of standardized tests that public school students are required to take. The overtesting of students, he said, is stifling their creativity.

  • icon Posted: September 18

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Our Views: NIFA has become a rubber stamp
Posted: September 18, 2014

In a meeting last week that attracted less attention than it deserved, the Nassau Interim Finance Authority approved the lifting of a three-year wage freeze on nearly 1,000 county correction officers. NIFA, which was intended to be a hard-nosed monitor of the county’s finances, didn’t say the county could afford the deal, but nevertheless it gave its okay.

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Our Town: The most interesting man in WP
Posted: September 18, 2014

One of my favorite ads on TV is the beer commercial entitled “The most interesting man in the world.” 

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A Look on the Lighter Side: The ultra-rich - they’re just like me!
Posted: September 18, 2014

The New York Times this week reported on a very special event.  

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Support Obama’s plan to eliminate ISIS
Posted: September 18, 2014

President Obama and governors Cuomo and Christie took advantage of September 11 anniversary  - tapping into that ingrained fear and insecurity that the anniversary ignites.

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Readers Write: Shirley Greene’s death a loss for education
Posted: September 18, 2014

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Shirley Greene, founding director of the Great Neck Child Development Center.  This program was a model in early childhood education for pre-kindergarten centers throughout New York State.

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Readers Write: Haber offers solutions to property tax rates
Posted: September 18, 2014

Like most Nassau County residents, I am deeply concerned about our continuously skyrocketing property taxes and overall tax burden. 

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