Before the school year began, I had the opportunity to be a guest on GHTV’s “Issues & Answers.” We discussed several topics such as: things families can look forward to this 2013-14 school year, what preparations had gone on this summer to help kick off another successful year, challenges that schools face, and what advice we might offer families.
Ever since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, we have debated whether helping needy people trains them to be dependent or gets them on their feet. Evidence indicates that both sides have valid concerns.
On Sept. 16, the Randolph County (N.C.) school board voted 5-2 to remove Ralph Ellison’s landmark 1952 novel “Invisible Man” from recommended reading lists and school libraries. When I read about it in a Facebook post by National Public Radio, I hadn’t even read “Invisible Man.”
To the Editor:
Three cheers for Tuesday Musicale that thrilled people's hearts and made them tap their toes, hum along and clap their hands in applause and appreciation of beautiful music made by talented artists.