North Carolina’s Republican leadership is in a blinking contest with the U.S. Justice Department and there is plenty at stake, as much as $3 billion a year of federal dollars that are shared among the 17-member UNC system and the state’s public schools, including urgently needed money that comes to Robeson County.
Letters to the Editor; Winston-Salem Chronicle May 19th 2016.
Illustration by Ron Rogers for The Chronicle
America spends $80 billion a year keeping criminals behind bars, but research has shown that cost could be reduced by making one thing more accessible to inmates –education.
On May 9, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) urged America’s colleges and universities to eliminate barriers to higher education for an estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records.
Three candidates will be competing in the June 7 Democratic primary for the chance to run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, who was first elected in 2004 to represent the 5th Congressional District.
Editorial Cartoon by in-house illustrator Ron Rogers
Letters to the editor of The Winston-Salem Chronicle, May 12th Issue. Congratulations one year later on 41 years in business, Praise for Chronicle reporter, Voting does come at a cost, Honor these non-conforming trailblazers by voting.
Although U.S. high school graduation rates have significantly improved, U.S. Department of Education statistics show that African-American and Hispanic/Latino students are still graduating 5 to 10 points behind the national average.
What a wonderful gesture by the Chris Paul Family Foundation to supply more than 200 pairs of shoes to the students at Cook Elementary. That shows there are people in the community who care about the future of our inner-city youth.