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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Education

Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Supreme Court justices’ visit special opportunity

      It’s exciting to hear about the upcoming visit by not one, but two, sitting members of the United States Supreme Court. We applaud the efforts it took the bring justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan to the LOU community, and encourage those who can attend the even to do so. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Kudos to the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts

        Lafayette High hosts a Veterans Day program and Oxford was the site of a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and we applaud the schools and all involved with this manner of teaching our children about government, service, honor and citizenship. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Terry and Chris McGill write an open letter to the community about the wonderful hospitality their experienced on their trip to the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, while Patsy Brumfield writes to thank all of those who signed and help round up signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs amendment drive. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Sunny Young writes about the Oxford School District’s Good Food for Oxford Schools program and all who make it possible, while Jessica Perkins writes to point out the churches, groups and individuals who make the weekly More Than a Meal program a success. (October 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Thou Art

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                Anti-bullying campaign has a place in OSD

                It’s “our view” that the community and the Oxford School District are fortunate to have youth author Jay Asher visit OHS as part of a nationwide anti-bullying campaign, and we commend all who played a part in bringing the program to the district. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Education funding hinges on ballot box

                  Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Is there a downside to technology?

                    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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