Archive for 'Your Views'

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 [...]

Your View: Stop passing the costs of development onto residents

Your View: Stop passing the costs of development onto residents

By Kathleen Kust, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: Dick Platt was right to criticize the approved plan to transport toxic soil from the Robinson Terminal North property by trucks (“Robinson Terminal North approval shows council [...]

Your View: Casino won’t just be a boon for Alexandria

Your View: Casino won’t just be a boon for Alexandria

By David Levine, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: In your story on Alexandria’s preparation for the new casino’s opening at National Harbor in 2016 (“City establishes task force ahead of MGM National Harbor opening,” October [...]

Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening

Your View: Community involvement in ACPS strategic plan process is heartening

By Hope Gallagher, Alexandria (File photo) To the editor: I am writing in response to the November 13 letter to the editor entitled “Ushering in a new era of community involvement in local schools” by Alexandria [...]