Archive for 'Opinion'

Our View: A look back at an accomplished career

Our View: A look back at an accomplished career

(Photo/Erich Wagner) Last weekend, Mayor Bill Euille chaired the final city council hearing of his term. He will relinquish his post on January 4, 2016, following his losses to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg in the June [...]

Your View: We must promote shared parenting solutions in Virginia

Your View: We must promote shared parenting solutions in Virginia

By Christian Paasch, chairman, National Parents Organization of Virginia, Alexandria To the editor: In 2014, Virginia was home to 552,000 children living in split homes. This number amounts to 31 percent of all of Virginia’s children [...]

Your View: Council pay raise proposal was ill-conceived

Your View: Council pay raise proposal was ill-conceived

By Francois Krodel, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: The push by the political leaders of Alexandria to vote themselves a large pay increase is unseemly (“Council mulls pay raise for members,” December 10). It gives [...]

Alexandria in Action: Still trying to figure out what to get?

Alexandria in Action: Still trying to figure out what to get?

By John Porter and Aline Newman “’Tis the season” and time to figure out what to get your loved ones and friends to let them know you care and are thinking about them. The choices are [...]

Our View: A lame duck session is the wrong time to enact a council pay raise

Our View: A lame duck session is the wrong time to enact a council pay raise

(File photo) In this space last week we bemoaned the apparent determination of city council to hoist a post-election tax hike on Alexandria residents. This immediately follows an election in which all six incumbent city councilors [...]

My View: An appropriated column

My View: An appropriated column

By Denise Dunbar Maybe you’re as confused as I am. I fully embraced multiculturalism, defined as the coexistence of different cultures, long ago. But it appears multiculturalism has been overtaken by something new: the cultural appropriation [...]

Your View: A thank you to U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Your View: A thank you to U.S. Rep. John Lewis

By Zablon Taffere, Tarek Ressas, Nabay Asefa, Jerry Pacheco, Alex Barrios, Sam Taylor, DeJuan Robinson, Seniors, T.C. Williams High School (File photo) To the editor: On behalf of the students of T.C. Williams High School, we [...]

Filling in the blanks: Searching for solutions to ACPS’ capacity crunch

Filling in the blanks: Searching for solutions to ACPS’ capacity crunch

By Karen Graf December is traditionally a happy time of the year for most, full of holiday celebrations with friends and family. While the majority of us do not associate school system budgets with anything particularly [...]

Your View: Laying the foundations for the future of ACPS

Your View: Laying the foundations for the future of ACPS

By Alvin Crawley, Superintendent, Alexandria City Public Schools (File photo) To the editor: Autumn is traditionally a time for reflection. As the leaves drift to the ground, we look back at what we have achieved over [...]

Your View: Parental engagement is paramount to school success

Your View: Parental engagement is paramount to school success

By Lauren Eliza Fish, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: As a former student of Alexandria City Public Schools, I wish to provide my perspective on the future plans of ACPS, having recently read a letter [...]