When Adrian Fenty looks in the mirror, he must see Rodney Dangerfield staring back at him. With 52 percent of those polled by The Post saying the city is going in the right direction, Fenty’s approval rating ought to be in the mid-60s.
Have the operators of Metro's escalators not noticed that it is easier to walk down than up?
By Eric Boyle Vienna Regarding the Feb. 2 Metro article “Banding together in protest”: As the parent of two children in Fairfax County Public Schools, I, too, have been fighting to protect programs. But I was disappointed that this article...
One day recently, all escalators were just long, motionless trash-strewn stairways, and the elevator to the street was out of order.
The issue of Virginia’s “Local Composite Index” (LCI), which is used in an attempt to equalize state education grants to localities based on their supposed ability to support their schools, is a sore point in much of the state.
If residents cannot get off of their lazy behinds and spend a few minutes removing snow, then D.C. should remind them of their responsibility.
As a failed Baltimore teacher, I call on Gov. Martin O’Malley to publicly endorse the tenure changes proposed by President Obama and State Schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. Our educational system needs the money and the reform.
The decision of Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh not to prosecute the county police officer who killed David A. Masters provides us with another example of our society’s fondness for double standards and its growing inequality.
As governments at every level face significant budget shortfalls, elected officials are wrestling with difficult decisions and painful cuts. In Northern Virginia, unfortunately, our challenge is exacerbated by a recent state budget proposal to freeze the local composite index (LCI) for K-12 education.
If we’re serious about repairing race relations in this country, just having a biracial facilitator in the White House won’t get us very far. It’s up to all of us to get the conversations rolling.