Common Core English Standards: More Problems than Promise

by Bob Luebke On June 2, 2010, the N.C. State Board of Education adopted the Common Core math and English Language Arts standards. Opinion regarding the quality of the English Language Arts (ELA) standards appears divided. The pro-Common Core Fordham Foundation found the ELA...

Our veterans need more than a day, they need a career

Guest Editorial by Thomas A. Kennedy America is home to 21.2 million veterans — men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country. Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home: finding work. According to the labor department,...

Giving thanks extends through all of holiday season

To the editor: “Can you imagine a city of more than 250,000 without any banking for more than three weeks? For more than a week you could not spend money. There was literally nothing to buy, and no one wanted money, they wanted food and water. Very surreal feeling to be in a...