Column: Virginia is Not For Belovers

With each election we learn much more about the voters than about the candidates. In Virginia, Glenn Youngkin ran against Terry McAuliffe for governor, and Youngkin won by a comfortable margin over the former governor. Both candidates struck me as earnest and likable gentlemen. They Continue reading “Column: Virginia is Not For Belovers”

Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory

Public Comment Sessions Tomorrow at JBHS and Virtual Session on Wednesday

The search for a new superintendent for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 school districts moves forward with public comment sessions this week as contentious debates surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion Continue reading “Superintendent Search Continues Amid Controversy Over Critical Race Theory”

Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison

To the Editor:

Less than a year ago the three Boards of Education voted unanimously to hire Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison. In addition to administering the schools, he was expected to implement “equity” initiatives, some started by the former Superintendent, and others developed Continue reading “Letter: Response to Interview with Dr. Harrison”

Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools

When Dr. Rydell Harrison steps down as Easton Redding and Region 9 superintendent on Sept. 23, he will leave with the knowledge that the work he helped put in place to improve education for all students will go on.

At 45, Dr. Harrison has a long career ahead of him and a rewarding Continue reading “Superintendent Harrison Details Difficult Decision to Leave ER9 Schools”

Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory

All doctors make mistakes. Good doctors learn from them. The same can be said of nations. The United States is a great nation with a relatively brief history, and one of its greatest assets is the willingness of its general population to look critically at the consequences of past Continue reading “Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory”

Letter: MLK Yes? CRT No?

To the Editor:

Questions of my Fellow White People:

I have some questions. Disappointed that Easton voted no on a Resolution on Racism, I want to ask them publicly. They are questions from a white man being asked of other white people, so when I refer to “we” or “us”, I am referring Continue reading “Letter: MLK Yes? CRT No?”

Letter: Swastika — Just a Couple of Crazy Kids

To the Editor:

Oh, come on. They’re good kids, they just wanted to be rebellious. It hasn’t happened in this town before, so it’s not really a problem. Sure, they should be reprimanded for defacing school property, but let’s be honest, it was only chalk, not paint. This is a nice Continue reading “Letter: Swastika — Just a Couple of Crazy Kids”