hear_me (Carol Bowen)


Comment history

Letter: Words signify

"polls" not "poles"

November 25, 2015 at 12:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Words signify

News is more sensationalized than I can recall. (That's a long time.) Blogging, viral messaging, partial poles, clever headlines. Objective reporting is rare. It's impossible to pick apart a story to gather facts. Can't even diagram the sentences to figure out whose side is who. I suspect the media will choose the next president.

November 24, 2015 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: School equity

"Knowing that socioeconomic status is a major factor in student performance, the district drew the boundary line for the two schools from east to west down 15th Street in an effort to provide approximately the same socioeconomic balance at both schools. However, even though the district has done a good job of equalizing student opportunities at the two schools, it has been unable to equalize students’ academic achievement. LHS has consistently lagged behind FSHS in such areas as standardized test scores and graduation rates, as well as the number of students enrolled in advanced classes and the number taking the ACT college entrance exam."

I question the equal opportunities and the measures of success. If a student is not interested in college, why would they want to take advanced classes? Taking the ACT is not a bad idea. A student might change their mind later, but is it absolutely necessary? And, if students don't graduate, is it because the high schools did not offer career paths for students who don't want to or cannot go to college? The new votech programs are a viable alternative. Now, let's talk about successes including more than just college prep.

November 24, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Housing costs

Some cities require developers to build a percentage of low income housing in their projects.

November 24, 2015 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Q&A with Marlon Marshall, former KU student body VP and now one of Hillary Clinton's top staffers

I have a bit of a problem with the headline. Why must we emphasize race? We should assume that Marlon Marshall is in his position based on merit.

November 20, 2015 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU plan for diversity training worries some GOP lawmakers

KU also needs to have policy and training for employees, including administration and faculty.

November 19, 2015 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU plan for diversity training worries some GOP lawmakers

I am not sure how "conservative" fits into this discussion. If dissenters like yourself do not clarify what you are writing about, how can we have a discussion? Some students are claiming that they are in a hostile environment. How is that liberal or conservative. I'm listening ...

November 19, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Don’t be silent

How do you know the terrorists will be refugees? Recent Syrian travelers used Greek passports and planned to fly to the US. Something must be working right. They were caught.

November 19, 2015 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU plan for diversity training worries some GOP lawmakers

Which students are "spoiled brats"? Please clarify with a rationale. Your comment is generic.

November 18, 2015 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU plan for diversity training worries some GOP lawmakers

"... an effort to squelch conservative thought...."

What conservative thought?

November 18, 2015 at 9:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )