truth about states new history curriculum
A Georgia teacher
[Joseph J. Jarrell, world history teacher at McIntosh High School in
Peachtree City] claimed that our new social studies curriculum would
not serve the states students well [The Citizen, Jan. 28, 2004].
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should we do about bare breast?
publicity stunt during the Super Bowl has had its desired effect: People
are talking about her again. Outrageous conduct by people
in the entertainment industry is a tried and true method of attracting
from Clayton driven by school, property values
As a former resident
of Clayton County (1993-2001) Im writing in response to both the
recent article by J. Frank Lynch about Clayton County schools and the
response to it from Mr. Foster of Riverdale.
always the race card?
I am a French-Polish-Irish-Anglo-Dutch-American
(I hope I didnt miss one of my decendants) and am writing in response
to the letter by Mr. Foster.
letter fueled by hoax
It has come to our
attention that a recent letter in your paper is actually a misleading
e-mail campaign, that we here at Target, have been battling for the
past two years. In fact, the letter submitted to your paper isnt
even the original letter that started the campaign.
should have done some fact-checking
I am aware that
letter writers are entitled to their opinion and free expression, etc.
However, such a letter, with so many negative facts, especially
against a local merchant, that has no apparent documentation, should
draw some attention from your staff before being printed.
should have done some fact-checking
J.R. Young, shame
on you. Before sending stories like the one you submitted about Target
Stores to a widely read local paper like The Citizen, you should check
out the facts more thoroughly. Had you done so prior to submitting this
story you would have found that this claim, like many of the stories
knocking corporate America, are nothing more than Internet garbage.
is really a great neighbor
Once again somebody
gets an e-mail that says they heard something from someone who heard
something from someones cousins hairdresser and it becomes
fact. No effort to verify any facts, just believe anything you hear.
legends easily checked on many Web sites
I recently moved
to Fayetteville and have been receiving The Citizen, which I appreciate
as a way to get to know the community in which I now live. However,
I must take exception to your printing the letter to the editor entitled,
Target is not a good neighbor, without doing some fact-checking.
added as twist
A few months ago
I received an e-mail similar to the one J.R. Young wrote about. The
e-mail I received was a copy of a letter written by a Vietnam veteran.
The basis of the e-mail was that Target was anti-veteran, French-owned
and basically anti-American.
pro-Target, but stay factual
I receive many e-mails
with claims that seem a little strange or too good to be true (i.e.,
the Gap will send you money, Touched by an Angel will be
cancelled). This letter struck me the same way, so I did what I do in
all these cases. I looked up the claim on www.snopes.com. This is a
reliable website which investigates urban legends and provides the documented
HQ was very helpful
We received the
same e-mail. However, I really do like to shop at Target, so I decided
to e-mail Targets corporate headquarters myself to verify all
of this information. If all of this information were correct, I would
not want to support their ideas and policies by shopping there.
sign rules show anti-business leanings
I opened the Mr.
Transmission in Fayetteville in March 2003. The Fayetteville sign ordinance
educator dooms students
Georgia is in a
time warp: Many of the public debates resembles those of the Dark Ages.
Back then, you decided whether you or your spouse had more or less teeth
by reference to the sacred text of the time. You opened your copy of
Aristotle and read and believed men have more teeth than women.
theory by any other name is still . . .
So let me get this
straight. Kathy Cox is proposing that Georgia schools continue to teach
evolution, but refrain from teaching evolution?
curriculum changes sickening
The article written
by Joseph Jarrell disturbed me immensely! I am a veteran educator with
24 years under my belt as a former social studies/English teacher and
presently a media specialist.
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