For what it's worth, the Mississippi Department of Education released its annual accountability grade scores for Mississippi schools and school districts on Wednesday.
In the wake of the revelation of Christine Blasey Ford's identity, some have suggested that her allegation against Brett Kavanaugh will be handled more sensitively than such accusations once were thanks to the #MeToo movement.
When schools struggle, there are always a variety of factors presented to explain the problem - everything from funding to poor leadership to poverty to the breakdown of society, depending on who you listen to.
One of the most disturbing statistics for our country is the sky-high incarceration rate. America has by far the highest incarceration rates in the world.
When the Lowndes County Foundation held a "community conversation," at the Trotter Center in March, there were two competing perceptions -- hope and skepticism.
It's the season for storms to line up in the Atlantic and Pacific, seeming to take aim.
Saturday night a week ago Sam and I headed to a gospel singing at the City Auditorium in Vernon, Alabama. We looked at the map and checked the distance. If we left by 4 o'clock, we would be sure to make it in time to hear Jessica Horton, Shaeffer's Chapel's praise and worship leader, sing at 5:30. Jessica's talent and charisma compelled us.
Our diversity is our greatest strength. After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, "How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you've made this our new national motto, please be specific."
With the coming of the September and October rains, the Tombigbee's summer time shallow water gives way to rising water of fall and thoughts in Columbus and Aberdeen long ago turned to the arrival of steamboats.
"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."
A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all."
2. Our View: CMSD program a good step in improving parent participation DISPATCH EDITORIALS
3. Editorial cartoons for 9-19-18 NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Our View: School confidence is undermined by accountability score process DISPATCH EDITORIALS
5. Mona Charen: Kavanaugh in the #MeToo Era NATIONAL COLUMNS