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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: High expectations?

    High expectations?
    A few years ago, our school district, not the current administration, decided to move the passing grade from 70 percent to 60 percent for middle and high school students. I believe this is an unsound idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that it clearly sends a message that we will accept less and still portray it as mastery. In a “nutshell” we preach high expectations and then lower them.

  • Letter to the editor: High expectations?

    High expectations?
    A few years ago, our school district, not the current administration, decided to move the passing grade from 70 percent to 60 percent for middle and high school students. I believe this is an unsound idea for many reasons, not the least of which is that it clearly sends a message that we will accept less and still portray it as mastery. In a “nutshell” we preach high expectations and then lower them.

  • High school was a pleasant surprise

    By Gabby Barnes
    Guest columnist

  • High school was a pleasant surprise

    By Gabby Barnes
    Guest columnist

  • Repent, really?

    By Dennis Hagan
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a column that appeared in the July 23 edition of the Enterprise.

    When I take a look around our great nation (through my own eyes versus the mass media), I see a nation that continues to bloom with compassion and good will. Where great people work hard every day to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in economics and education.

  • Repent, really?

    By Dennis Hagan
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a column that appeared in the July 23 edition of the Enterprise.

    When I take a look around our great nation (through my own eyes versus the mass media), I see a nation that continues to bloom with compassion and good will. Where great people work hard every day to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in economics and education.

  • School is back in session: Drive slow and let them grow

    Years ago J.T. Whitlock would run PSA commercials every year when school started. One of his favorite messages was “Drive slow and let them grow.” I thought these were a little on the corny side, but they were effective. Folks, school is starting this week and everyone is a little excited and out of their summer routine. Traffic will be heavy with all the moms and dads headed to school with their children for that first day. School buses will be out on the roads after a short summer recess. So, slow down, be patient and remember: Drive slow and let them grow.

  • School is back in session: Drive slow and let them grow

    Years ago J.T. Whitlock would run PSA commercials every year when school started. One of his favorite messages was “Drive slow and let them grow.” I thought these were a little on the corny side, but they were effective. Folks, school is starting this week and everyone is a little excited and out of their summer routine. Traffic will be heavy with all the moms and dads headed to school with their children for that first day. School buses will be out on the roads after a short summer recess. So, slow down, be patient and remember: Drive slow and let them grow.