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“We just educate the ones we have.” — Cleveland School Superintendent Jacquelyn Thigpen
Those words have a familiar ring to them. I remember Greenwood school officials saying something very similar almost three decades ago when the white flight from this city’s public schools became irreversible.
Hurricane Harvey will go down as one of the most destructive storms to hit the continental United States in recent history.
Its impact on the state of Texas, particularly the flood-prone city of Houston, will be felt for years to come.
One of the surprises of this year’s Mississippi legislative session was that lawmakers did not borrow any money for capital improvement projects around the state.
The state’s eight universities, who benefit greatly from this borrowing, already are marshalling the troops to make sure the Legislature does not do the same thing in 2018.
Although students in the Mississippi Delta could not experience Monday’s rare solar eclipse like some across the nation who were able to see the moon completely cover the sun, it was a significant enough event that all schools should have dedicated some time to providing viewing devices and time for students to see the event.
Recently, I was pouring over the pages of Jim Collins’ classic business book “Good to Great.”
The book is considered an essential for business owners and entrepreneurs.
The book examines several companies that went from “good to great” over the course of 15 years and sustained the growth.
Sometimes, the best part of the high school football season occurs before the first kickoff. Every team starts with high hopes of, if not a championship, at least a winning season.
Then comes the reality that some teams simply have more talent or are better coached, and the losses for the others start to mount.
During the aftermath of the horrific events surrounding last Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., many in the national press and political circles demanded repeatedly that President Donald Trump denounce hateful groups and speech at the event.
Certainly, the words of condemnation for racism and racist hate groups should have been delivered more quickly by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday.