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Opinion

June 23, 2013

You Said It: About road safety, raises for school staff and a bomb threat

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Our View in The Herald Bulletin supported the idea of merit-based raises for school administrators. (June 16)

  • “While teachers are with our children many hours each day, they cannot make a child do their homework and turn it in. They cannot make a child do well on a test or make the kids absorb what they are teaching. They cannot control what parents do or don’t do with their kids, either. Of course they should have accountability, but I don’t know that tying their raises to performance will do the trick.”
  • “I personally think this is a great idea! Most jobs have job performance ‘Evals’ in order to receive a raise. ... My son went from an A-B student to getting failing grades and, trust me, it was discussed and dealt with at home. But when I tried to contact the school, no one would respond.”

THB: Teachers and administrators can’t be expected to work miracles, but they should inspire kids to learn.

Summer time brings kids outside to play, and extra safety precautions should be taken by motorists and others (June 17).

  • Out of four cities I’ve lived in, this (Anderson) is the only one that it (kids biking and playing in the street) is a noticeable problem. Of course, it’s also the only one that doesn’t have bike lanes and a decent sidewalk system.”

THB: Anderson does need some serious infrastructure improvements. But it’s hard to do without a solid tax base. Seems like everything traces back to the fact that we simply need more good jobs in Madison County.

Flagship Enterprise Center CEO Chuck Stanley will receive the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Mike Pence. (Article published June 21)

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  • OPN - HB0802 - hp photo with editorial - SU Editorial: Dan Patch Invitational brings national focus The Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park on Aug. 8 brings some of the best standardbreds into the state and brings the local track into a national spotlight. This is a great chance to support the effort to keep the city on the map and a big crowd helps add to the atmosphere.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: President's trade being swept under rug My question to all, why do we keep hearing after a number of months about the shootings in Colorado, Sandy Hook, etc., but yet the president illegally deals with terrorists, trades five for a believed deserter and now it is being swept under the rug?

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: New glass ceiling is $12 an hour All those libertarians, tea party, conservatives (dupes of the rich) are leading America's middle class and poor into poverty and depression.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Constitution, laws being trampled Nancy Pelosi said, "When it comes to protecting the children I'm a lioness!" Too bad that doesn't include the babies who are ripped from the womb. How ironic to hear the progressive liberals talk of compassion for illegals while killing our own.

    August 1, 2014

  • Letter: Liberal says 'illegal' should be taboo Did you see where a well-known liberal wants to do away with the "I" word? 'I' as in "illegal."

    August 1, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 Editorial: WWI commemorated at 100th anniversary On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. There was overwhelming support. Neutrality was no longer an option. The sinking by Germany of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania, further committed Americans to the cause. Madison County answered the call, too.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Viewpoint: Panhandlers give wrong impression of our city First of all, let me start off by saying that I have as much empathy and compassion for those less fortunate as the next person.

    July 31, 2014

  • Editorial: Ring the bell! School is back in session Whether it’s the first first day of school or the last first day of high school, a multitude of unknown obstacles, achievements and milestones await. Enjoy every single one.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: City overzealous in calling for Chamberlain probe In the aftermath of The Herald Bulletin's recent news report that City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to basketball league funds, one question stands out.

    July 30, 2014

  • OPN - Mootry column mug [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Primus Mootry: The African-American community toward a new narrative African Americans are entirely unique in the annals of American history and, perhaps, the whole history of mankind. This uniqueness demands an African American agenda and, with it, a new narrative, or way of articulating that agenda.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

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