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4:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015

Why give APS wrongdoers a forum?I am disappointed about the front page coverage for convicted criminals to argue their innocence (“More convicted educators insist they’re innocent,” April 18). I applaud and support the investigation the AJC did in the Atlanta cheating scandal and we should applaud that these educators were ...
Readers write: April 20

6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015

Colleges rely more on part-time facultyTwo news articles last week should have been side-by-side rather than in separate sections. The front page reported tuition is going up (“University system OKs tuition increases,” News, April 15), while the Metro section reported our students are being taught by part-time faculty on penny-ante ...

Updated: 1:26 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015

Understanding key to resolving race issuesI’ve lived in Atlanta all of my 64 years. I’ve seen race relations move from blacks being fearful of whites to whites being fearful of blacks. Before the civil rights era, blacks were very understandably fearful of whites because of how they were treated for ...
Readers write: April 17

6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015

Guilty educators deserve prisonRegarding the column by Bill Torpy (“Color this episode in the justice system sad,” News, April 15), if I understand correctly, it is only whites that think black kids’ education matter? This was not some insignificant choice educators made. Figure the cost of the education that was ...
Readers write: April 16

6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jailing teachers doesn’t help kidsA decade ago, my son had a poor teacher for fourth grade in Atlanta Public Schools. She wasn’t evil and she didn’t cheat, but she checked out early in the year and the kids knew it. I know one bad year did not ruin my son’s ...

4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A proposal that helps the planetInitiatives taken by Georgia’s businesses to promote sustainability and a greener environment heartened my environmentally conscious mind. (“Green acts drive job growth,” Opinion, April 8). The focus on businesses working around resource limitations reminded me of the carbon fee and dividend proposal championed by the ...

3:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015

GOP blinded by its hatred of ObamaRegarding “Obama’s Iran ‘agreement’ is a dangerous charade” (Opinion, April 8), Thomas Sowell writes, “It takes two to agree — and Iran has already publicly disputed and even mocked what President Obama says is the nature of that framework.” Yet, what have the Republicans ...
Readers write: April 13

6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015

Have guilty APS teachers tutor kidsI would like to add my heartfelt praise and thanks to the AJC and all of the investigators, reporters and editors for one of the most important pieces of journalism since the Washington Post’s coverage of the Nixon/Watergate scandal. In one of the articles (“The ...
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