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My View: Reality check for schools

My View: Reality check for schools

July 6, 2011

To add insult to injury, schools spent their financial windfall in hard cash, while homeowners watched the equity of their property plummet as the housing bubble burst.

My View: More money is no answer

My View: More money is no answer

June 23, 2011

Rod Thomson's recent editorial, "Reforms, Not Money, Working," was spot-on. His argument that money hasn't led to increased test scores in our educational system is true both at the international level and at our local level.

My View: Setting the vote straight

My View: Setting the vote straight

June 23, 2011

There are some issues that have been so badly reported, where the bias is so entrenched and the media agenda so intertwined in news stories, that it is difficult to unravel things enough to make a cogent argument. Everyone's mind appears already made up with insufficient information.

Our View: Keep cutting, maintain reserves

Our View: Keep cutting, maintain reserves

June 23, 2011

As local governments work through their annual budget seasons, they all face the same thing: the fifth year of declining revenues.

Our View: Siesta Beach plan unreal

Our View: Siesta Beach plan unreal

June 16, 2011

Siesta Key Beach is one of Sarasota’s jewels and a critical component of the economic pillar of tourism — a major leg of our economy long term. It is part of who we are.

OUR VIEW: Jackson demise for the best

OUR VIEW: Jackson demise for the best

June 9, 2011

Contrary to prevailing establishment opinion, Sarasota County did not “lose out” on the Jackson Laboratory deal.

MY VIEW: Needed: immigration principles

MY VIEW: Needed: immigration principles

June 8, 2011

Immigration reform frustratingly died in the Florida Legislature last month. What is so difficult about making everyone play by the same rules?

OUR VIEW: The lesson from Ley

OUR VIEW: The lesson from Ley

June 2, 2011

In the totality of his tenure, you can easily argue Jim Ley performed well as Sarasota County administrator. So his resignation last week — or to be more precise, the circumstances that led to his departure — should not forever or indelibly blemish his 14-year record.

MY VIEW: Reforms, not money, working

MY VIEW: Reforms, not money, working

June 1, 2011

School reforms have led to dramatic education results in Florida, even in the face of budget cuts.

Our View: Benches, unfortunately, had to go

Our View: Benches, unfortunately, had to go

May 26, 2011

It is refreshing to see a serious Sarasota City Commission willing to take decisive action on behalf of productive law-abiding members of the community. It did so when voting to remove park benches from Selby Five Points Park for what should be obvious reasons.



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