I respond to Slim Smith's column of Nov. 30, "Decorating a sinking ship." For your information the dropout prevention program as proposed by Dr. Liddell and the preparation to pass G.E.D. testing are horses of a different color.
In a recent column, Leonard Pitts wrote of "The sad state of zealots with microphones."
I am writing to correct some of the mis-perceptions of the BP settlement expressed in Slim Smith's article of Oct. 31.
On Monday a public information and input meeting for the CAFB was held at the Trotter Convention Center and only two -- that's right, two -- citizens attended this presentation that was well prepared and presented.
It not typical for The Dispatch to publish snarky, anonymous articles. Yet on Friday there it was, "Is Hazel in charge of the Columbus Soccer Complex?" The article was complete with a haughty yet meaningless literary/cinematic reference. The writer seems to be trying to make a point about the intelligence level of those that planned the stunning, new Columbus soccer complex. The article, however, does more to illuminate the writer's lack of experience with similar facilities and the typical usage of this complex.
When I read the article, Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions, I had one of those "Well, duh!" moments.
Expungement laws need to be eased One of the saddest days of my life was when my son was convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
It might be interesting to other Mississippians to see what was being taught about Mississippi in 2003 in Texas. Here is an excerpt from The Houston Teachers' Institute (University of Houston) that was included in a teaching curriculum.
"Bump in the road." Indeed! When our Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans are brutally murdered on what is considered American soil and our the ambassador's body is dragged through the streets of Benghazi, our President Barak Obama says merely of the murders, "It's a bump in the road."
In defense of Lynn Wright A thorn to The Commercial Dispatch for publishing a negative opinion of Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright based solely on his failure to return phone calls.
I enjoyed Peter Imes' article "Non-mechanical teaching" (9-22-2012). He said his teachers helped him to have "the ability to repair computers, use complex software and think critically," skills he "depends on every day."
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