Author Archive: Bill Orr

About Bill Orr

University of Virginia Masters in English. Have lived in Argentina, Panama, Delaware, Virginia, California, NYC, and New Jersey for the last 25 years. Former editor and manager at McGraw-Hill, former President of Gay Activist Alliance of NJ, founder of NJ ActUp, and North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) in Newark.

March Madness

Some definitions of madness include: all rational considerations are forgotten, being mentally ill, and a state of frenzied or chaotic activity. All three applied for the past month of March. Below are a few examples. Fortunately March is over and…
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The Record’s important 5-part series on NJ charter schools

The Record Newspaper, online as, this weekend began an important, exhaustive five part series: “Millions of your tax dollars have disappeared into NJ’s flawed charter school experiment.”  Part One: “School buildings that are paid for with millions of dollars in…
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