Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Great teachers I have known

It's not easy to choose the most ignorant comment of the month during these dog days of August, but surely a remark by the Hon. Paul LePage, governor and ignoramus-in-chief of the Great State of Maine, must rank up or rather down there. He dismissed teachers as "a dime a dozen" employees as he opened a new vocational school in his state. If only that were so, but it isn't -- especially in his state, which is facing a shortage of teachers, not a surplus. Quality never comes cheap, especially in education, and good teachers are as scarce as ever in this country.

Gentle Readers can

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min readSociety
Do R. Kelly, Jeffrey Epstein Arrests Signal A Turning Point Against 'Rape Culture'?
It may be more than coincidental that R&B music star R. Kelly and well-connected Wall Street financier Jeffrey Epstein were arrested in the same week on federal charges related to sexually abusing underage girls. For one thing, as Labor Secretary Ale
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min readPolitics
Is The GOP A Hate Group?
Here's how The Southern Poverty Law Center defines a hate group. It is, they say, "an organization that -- based on its official statements or principles, the statements of its leaders, or its activities -- has beliefs or practices that attack or mal
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
Donald Trump, America Is Not Your House
Dear Donald Trump: Years ago, I got to visit Kwethluk, an Alaskan town of fewer than 900 souls. It is an isolated place where the people, most of them Yup'ik and Eskimo, live on what the tundra provides: ptarmigan, moose, seal, salmonberries. I remem