Chapel Hill: Opinion

June 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Randy Hamilton: Passion no substitute for facts

From Melissa Rooney’s June 11 column, “When parents can’t read,” she is clearly passionate about children learning to read, and certainly we need more advocates like her. However, when we write publicly about such things, we serve our audience better with facts than with false claims based only on observations from our own individual personal experience.

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