Durham News: Opinion

Durham schools can do better

In the Sunday, March 1, edition, Ned Barnett wrote an article entitled, “A Fighter For Schools Besieged” (DN, nando.com/-n) Last year my wife and I volunteered in Durham to work in third- and fifth-grade classrooms. It was explained to us that we would work with children and help them with reading and comprehension.

Durham News: Opinion

When snow meets a salad spoon

After serving in the Second World War, my father spent his next few years in the all but unpronounceable Schenectady, New York, where snow is just another word for winter. Up there, they don’t close schools ‘til the front door is blocked by a six-foot wall of white in the morning.

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