A new study might show why American students do worse on standardized tests than their peers in countries like China, but it won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has worked with young people in this nation.
Pain wracks through my being when I have to do the unimaginable for a newspaper publisher: Turn down a paid advertisement. Yet I’ve done it before and I’m sure I’ll do it again when the person placing the ad wants to do something illegal.
Imagine you had an employee who had served you faithfully for nine years and overall done a good job. If that person received an opportunity with a competing firm to make much more money than you could afford to pay them, what would your reaction be?
A Mississippian who moved to Nashville 60 years ago – the time elapsed cannot change his true residency – recently mailed me a kind note and gift. The man is a Winona native who still takes his hometown newspaper (my kind of guy), and he had read a column I had written about reasons to move to Mississippi.