Letters about Disinformation

New Jersey is Not Immune to Bigoted Book Bans
Laura Morowitz
Published: 01/28/2022
In many cases parents and school administrators are taking it upon themselves to determine what is “appropriate”  reading, despite having no qualifications or experience to judge. Why is it that so often the stories found to be “inappropriate” are those told from the point of view of the marginalized and oppressed: persecuted Jews, impoverished African-Americans and derided LGBTQ people? Read More
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Republicans Want to Blame Biden for the Success of Their COVID Misinformation Campaign
Bill Beren
Published: 01/02/2022
Curiously, he fails to criticize Republican governors and legislatures who continue to fight mask and vaccine mandates, which are proven to be the most effective defenses against a rapidly mutating and transmittable virus. Read More
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Too much political labeling
Salvatore Schifano
Published: 11/04/2021
There’s been much political labeling during this last tumultuous decade, much of it due to the false narratives and conspiracy theories kept alive on social media and selected news networks. Read More
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Ensuring our Education Standards Match the World of Our Students
Ed Jones
Published: 06/25/2021
Although I’m not sure this dancer was educated in New Jersey, his apparent lack of concern for basic facts led me to the New Jersey Education website to review the English Language Arts and Science Standards. I wondered if students were expected to become savvy social media readers and become scientifically literate. Read More
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