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Give Montclair an elected school board, for accountability and transparency (Town Square)
Give Montclair an elected school board, for accountability and transparency (Town Square)
By SERGIO GONZALEZ Special to Montclair Local The upcoming referendum on whether Montclair should switch from an appointed to elected board of education model is very different from the other choices township voters face. Unlike the normal contests between candidates, it is quite literally a referendum on the value of elections, and of democratic norms...
OPINION: Montclair needs to move to an elected Board of Education
OPINION: Montclair needs to move to an elected Board of Education
by ERIK D'AMATO special to Montclair Local As of this week Montclair has a new mayor, a new superintendent of schools, and a new search for a high school principal. But unlike the overwhelming majority of school districts in New Jersey and across the country, it still has a Board of Education lacking the democratic legitimacy and accountability that comes from being directly elected by voters... R
Town Square: League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage
Town Square: League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage
by JOHANNA EDGE for Montclair Local The author is a member of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area. The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area is celebrating not only its founding 100 years ago but also 100 years of universal suffrage for American women...