DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Box should apologize for campaign letter

Posted 5/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Charlie Box is wrong, not just once, but twice.

 

 

Our View: One challenge for students is made clear by eye exams

Posted 5/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When students struggle, the temptation is to attribute poor performance to one of the Big A's -- aptitude or attitude. The suspicion is that the students are either unable to understand the assignment or simply don't care.

 

 

Our View: More opportunities to connect with our lawmakers are needed

Posted 5/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This never happens, although it should. Wednesday, the entire Golden Triangle state legislative delegation shared a podium at Lion Hills Center.

 

 

Our View: Children and domestic abuse

Posted 5/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week's decision by a Lowndes County not to indict Davius Smith in the shooting death of his father, Robert Smith Jr., again focuses attention on the subject of domestic violence.

 

 

Our View: Hickman, a lame-duck superintendent?

Posted 5/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sometimes the best move you can make is to make no move at all.

 

 

Our View: We can do better. In fact, we must.

Posted 5/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, municipal elections were held in the Golden Triangle, not that most folks seem to care.

 

 

Our View: Today, your vote is your voice

Posted 5/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Rarely are residents of any community reluctant to express their opinion on local issues.

 

 

Our View: Here's one way to fight our shared drug problem

Posted 4/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

You may have a drug problem without even realizing it. In fact, you may have a drug problem even if you don't have any drugs at all.

 

 

Our View: Learning for the great unknown

Posted 4/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In some respects, today's students are embarking on a journey to an unknown destination.

 

 

Our View: A holiday Mississippi cannot afford

Posted 4/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Mississippi observed Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday observed by just two states, Alabama being the other.

 

 

Our View: Tuition increases further evidence of misplaced priorities

Posted 4/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The three men who run this state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn -- are guided by a philosophy as Mississippi's economy goes careening down the road to economic ruin.

 

 

Our View: Lessons from the Challenger disaster

Posted 4/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It was an lecture delivered by an engineer to a group of engineering students, a two-hour talk filled with technical terms and engineering theories.

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Our View: Is joy of learning a victim of test-score mania?

Posted 4/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, almost a half-million public school students in Mississippi will be taking the Mississippi Assessment Program Tests, the major instrument used to calculate accountability scores for individual schools and school districts.

 

 

Our View: Golden Triangle's volunteer spirit shows at state awards

Posted 4/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.

 

 

Our View: Important journalism not confined to the 'usual suspects'

Posted 4/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, when the Pulitzer prizes for journalism are announced, the usual suspects emerge - The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and a few other newspapers with the talent, time and resources to pursue stories relentlessly.

 

 

Our View: Are libraries still relevant?

Posted 4/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This is National Library Week, a time when the nation's 15,000-plus libraries remind us of their roles in our society.

 

 

Our View: Lack of internet sales tax bad for state, local retailers

Posted 4/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Payless ShoeSource is filing bankruptcy and closing 400 stores across the country. A month ago, JCPenney announced it was closing 138 stores, including the one in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Our waterways, both beautiful and dangerous

Posted 4/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's tragic drowning death of a Columbus man on the Tombigbee River should serve as a reminder to us all that the natural world, for all its beauty, can be a powerful, even deadly force.

 

 

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