Wayland students tout caring faculty

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Education professor Richard Hendershot begins his Wednesday night Effective School Organization and Improvement class by talking about the pros and cons of standard-based assessments at Wayland Baptist University. Liliana Castillo Students at Wayland Baptist University feel like their teachers care for them and that they belong. Students at the Clovis [...]

Letter to the editor: Illegal aliens don’t belong in U.S.

I’d like to address the problem of illegal immigrants. I don’t like the way so many of them cross our borders for whatever reasons — at first, for a temporary job, but then they stay for years illegally receiving free schooling, hospital care, etc. Furthermore, many can’t read or speak English, so we have to [...]

Politics don’t belong on farm

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Jigger Jesperson was a white-haired, skinny fellow who showed up at our friends’ ranch looking for work, insisting he was “the best cow hand in captivity.” He looked hungry, so our friend Bill agreed to take him on for a month or so. It was spring calving time, and [...]

Taxpayer dollars don’t belong to automakers

Freedom New Mexico The Big Three U.S. automakers were busy at the political conventions of both major parties this year, lobbying for more gravy from the taxpayers. Specifically, they’re not satisfied with the $25 billion in low-interest loans Congress voted to grant them last year, ostensibly to help them develop new fuel-efficient cars and retool [...]

Taxpayer money doesn’t belong within churches

Freedom New Mexico It is widely acknowledged that President Bush’s program of what he called faith-based initiatives — supplying government grants to religiously based organizations performing social service activities the government approves — has been something of a dud. Two former officials of the program, former Princeton professor John DiIulio and David Kuo, resigned and [...]

Is it looting if you’re looting the looters?

By Tibor Machen This idea that Iraqis are criminals for looting is full of problems. To begin with, can you loot from a dictator? What about from a dictator who isn’t even in power any longer? After the dictatorship collapses, whose stuff is being looted anyway? To whom does the money in those government banks [...]