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Our View: Learning for the great unknown

Posted 4/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In some respects, today's students are embarking on a journey to an unknown destination.

 

 

Our View: A holiday Mississippi cannot afford

Posted 4/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Mississippi observed Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday observed by just two states, Alabama being the other.

 

 

Our View: Tuition increases further evidence of misplaced priorities

Posted 4/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The three men who run this state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn -- are guided by a philosophy as Mississippi's economy goes careening down the road to economic ruin.

 

 

Our View: Lessons from the Challenger disaster

Posted 4/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It was an lecture delivered by an engineer to a group of engineering students, a two-hour talk filled with technical terms and engineering theories.

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Our View: Is joy of learning a victim of test-score mania?

Posted 4/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, almost a half-million public school students in Mississippi will be taking the Mississippi Assessment Program Tests, the major instrument used to calculate accountability scores for individual schools and school districts.

 

 

Our View: Golden Triangle's volunteer spirit shows at state awards

Posted 4/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.

 

 

Our View: Important journalism not confined to the 'usual suspects'

Posted 4/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, when the Pulitzer prizes for journalism are announced, the usual suspects emerge - The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and a few other newspapers with the talent, time and resources to pursue stories relentlessly.

 

 

Our View: Are libraries still relevant?

Posted 4/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This is National Library Week, a time when the nation's 15,000-plus libraries remind us of their roles in our society.

 

 

Our View: Lack of internet sales tax bad for state, local retailers

Posted 4/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Payless ShoeSource is filing bankruptcy and closing 400 stores across the country. A month ago, JCPenney announced it was closing 138 stores, including the one in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Our waterways, both beautiful and dangerous

Posted 4/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's tragic drowning death of a Columbus man on the Tombigbee River should serve as a reminder to us all that the natural world, for all its beauty, can be a powerful, even deadly force.

 

 

Our View: Wagering on agriculture

Posted 4/4/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's gambling season in Mississippi, the time of year piles of money are buried in the soil, and we wait to see what happens in six months.

 

 

Our View: On any given day ...

Posted 3/31/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a time-honored maxim in sports that begins, "On any given day."

 

 

Our View: Weekend events celebrate arrival of spring

Posted 3/30/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

By the calendar, spring arrived 10 days ago.

 

 

Our View: 'Tales from the Crypt' far more than entertainment

Posted 3/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tonight, a group of high school juniors from Mississippi School for Math and Science will have their dress rehearsal for their Tales from the Crypt tour at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Bill Minor: A light in dark places

Posted 3/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It is has been said the essential role of a journalist is to shine light into dark places.

 

 

Our View: A call for help is not an admission of failure

Posted 3/24/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In January, when asked about the increase in violent crime in the city, Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis suggested that end times prophecy was being fulfilled.

 

 

Our View: Where the cars are

Posted 3/23/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There are any number of indicators that spring has arrived.

 

 

Our View: Fighting the good fight

Posted 3/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Mike Hurst visited Columbus Tuesday in his new role as the head of the Mississippi Justice Institute.

 

 

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