Newsday's opinion roll from March 19, 2010:


EDITORIAL: Keep New York in the Race to the Top

New York has been granted a reprieve in the Race to the Top. Washington has named it one of 16 states entering a final round for as much as $700 million each in education reform funding, despite Albany's failure to lift a cap on charter schools. When the state has $1.1 billion in school-aid cuts on the table, we shouldn't let this second chance from Washington pass. ...


EDITORIAL: Levy brings fiscal focus to governor's race

To Steve Levy's credit, he enters the governor's race with a clearly laid out plan to make the state pare its spending to match its vastly reduced revenues. You can argue with the details, but it makes this clear: Every candidate for governor must deal honestly with voters on this issue. ...


OPINION: Our animals deserve better than this

By Gillian Wood Pultz, the executive director of the North Fork Animal Welfare League and a board member of the New York State Animal Protection Federation ...

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OPINION: It's time to free SUNY from the Albany budget process

By Nancy L. Zimpher, the chancellor of the State University of New York ...


LETTERS: Hempstead schools, teacher layoffs and more

Newsday's readers chime in on a variety of different subjects ...


WALT: Party hopping

Walt Handelsman's latest cartoon wonders: What party did Levy switch from?


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