This is America. All of our kids are smart as a whip. So, why do Atlanta teachers and administrators even have to think about erasing wrong answers on standardized tests in order to make them look good? Aren't they good already? The history of their grades over the years would seem to prove that, after all.
Justice may have been served Wednesday when Joseph Bozicevich was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the September 2008 shooting deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin in Iraq. But even though the sentencing decision likely was what the families of the deceased had been hoping for, there clearly are no winners in this situation.
In the 18th century, Great Britain, with trade domination, was the world's powerhouse. Starting in the 19th century, the United States surpassed Great Britain as the industrial leader, and we never looked back. America was every country's desired trading partner.
In the context of a state budget, even a depressed and depleted one like Georgia's, $30-$40 million isn't really all that much. In contexts that involve real people and real money (as opposed to the Monopoly money politicians sometimes act as though they're tossing around), it's huge.
If "compromise" means an agreement that doesn't satisfy anybody, then last week's Washington budget deal should be part of the dictionary definition.
I usually try to run the big decisions by you before I take action, but I know you have been distracted over the past weeks watching our selfless public servants in Washington put our interests and those of our nation above petty, partisan political sniping in the debt ceiling debate and marveling at how our crackerjack president, Mr. Swivelhead, makes Jimmy Carter's woebegone administration look like a cross between the Garden of Eden (pre-apple tasting) and Brigadoon.
Editor's note: this op-ed column is a response to a guest editorial from the Athens Banner-Herald that ran July 30.
Severe storms, extreme heat, a crippling freeze, deadly tornadoes, terrible wildfires - Mother Nature has managed to throw almost everything in the book at us within six short months. With just half a year under our belt, the state of Georgia and metro Atlanta already have experienced their share of severe weather, and we obviously don't know what's in store for the second half of 2011.
The Georgia General Assembly will reconvene less than two weeks from now in a special session to take on the constitutionally mandated legislative task of redistricting. Like the U.S. Census, and as a result of it, this process occurs every 10 years when states redraw their congressional and legislative maps to reflect population and other demographic changes.
This column is in response to Future of Freedom Foundation senior fellow Sheldon Richman's column, "It is time to bring the troops home," which was published in July.
There are places we go where we expect to learn something. We expect to learn something when we're sitting at a desk in a classroom or in a pew at church on Sunday morning.
Editor, This is a safety warning for anyone traveling east of Interstate 95 to Sunbury. Trucks destined for Target Distribution Center, Tire Rack and Firth Rixson in Tradeport East Industrial Park utilize GPS systems for navigation and they are erroneously directed into the Sunbury residential area, where there is no turn-around for tractor trailers.
So, what's on the baby boomer's mind these days?
An article posted on the Ogeechee Riverkeeper website and repeated below is more proof that the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is regularly failing to do its job.
Enthusiastic middle school students joined in the Great American Cleanup on Thursday last week. Midway Middle School Green Team members and science class students volunteered ...
Regarding propose amendments to Georgia's Shore Protection Act that were recently tabled by the General Assembly Senate, further details merit consideration.
Of all the arguments to make for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the very worst is that people don't need health insurance.
Many Republican leaders are leery about having their name attached to the GOP's replacement for Obamacare, a health care overhaul they have demonized since ...
March Madness is in full swing. Today begins "The Sweet Sixteen." That means that the final 16 teams in the NCAA basketball tournament are playing ...
I regret I won't have time this week to get into the details about how Barack Obama managed to wiretap Donald Trump's shoelaces ...
The Senate spent Days 32-35 of the 2017 legislative session considering bills that passed the House of Representatives.
We are continuing to participate in the 19th annual Great American Cleanup in Liberty County.
It's early in his presidency, but already Donald Trump has faced one controversy after another. None has been more perilous to him than the ...
Editor: News stories from all over the nation are now focused on the fact that President Trump's immigration enforcement is causing problems for illegal ...
After almost two decades of doing this, you think I would have figured out by now what pushes your hot button. For example, I wrote ...
At Middlebury College earlier this month, Charles Murray needed a safe space - literally.
March 12-18 is Sunshine Week. Launched in 2005, the initiative promotes open government and pushes back against "excessive official secrecy."
David Ralston is now being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2018, which leads to an obvious question.
Editor: Just wondering if Dr. Lee gets $190,000 for three years of turmoil and discontent, then what does Mr. Carrier get for 33 years ...