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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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The rationale for strict high school discipline

Have the authors of the Feb. 20 front-page article on Fairfax's zero-tolerance discipline policy ever been in a class with students who bring drugs or weapons to school, who buy drugs at school or are chronically disruptive? Such students can...

By David Campbell, Springfield  | February 23, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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No second chances at Fairfax schools

Having read the Feb. 20 front-page story "Student's suspension furthered his despair," I add my unfortunate experience with Chantilly High School in Fairfax. The fundamental problem with the Fairfax County Public Schools is that the system treats itself as more...

By Robert J. Guerra, Ashburn  | February 23, 2011; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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Teens don't deserve zero-tolerance punishment

The Feb. 22 Metro article "Suicide victim's family calls for policy change" filled me with sadness and anger. Apparently, Fairfax County, along with quite a few other school systems in the country, continues to buy into a misguided notion of...

By Bernard S. Arons, Washington  | February 23, 2011; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fairfax County, HotTopic, child services, schools  
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Honest questions about D.C. child services

Over the past few weeks, there have been a number of opinions expressed on this page regarding child welfare and child protection in the District [“Taking toys from foster kids won’t fix D.C. child services,” Jan. 9; “Three years after...

By Roque Gerald, Washington  | January 14, 2011; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, child services  
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On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus

In the Jan. 7 editorial cautioning the District against changing leadership in the D.C. Public Schools, The Post commented that "progress" is being made regarding special education transportation services for public schoolchildren. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. It...

By Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington  | January 13, 2011; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, child services, education, schools, transportation  
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