Archive for 'Your Views'

Your View: History in the unmaking

Your View: History in the unmaking

By John C. Nalls, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Would Lee Street smell as sweet by another name? Gen. Robert E. Lee is an imminent and essential character in our nation’s history. Without Lee, the [...]

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

Alexandria in Action: A chance of a lifetime

By John Porter The federal government, which has had more than its share of critics recently, made two bold and concerted moves within the past month to benefit nonprofits across the nation. When it seemed little [...]

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

Your View: Put a cap on Alexandria’s population

By Jimm Roberts, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Our recent city council’s wrong-headed approval allowing a developer to cram an infill house between two properties he owns in the Clover-College Park neighborhood was disheartening for [...]

Your View: Fight food insecurity in Alexandria

By Nick Arent, organizer, Virginia Fair Share Education Fund It is time for winter break for students in Alexandria. Most children are looking forward to getting two weeks off from school to play with friends, celebrate [...]

Your View: Appropriation requires discussion, not dismissal

By Holly Bowers, Alexandria To the editor: I am writing in response to Denise Dunbar’s latest column (“An appropriated column,” December 10), which I found to be offensive and petty. I was disappointed to see her [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]