One of the great challenges facing public education nationwide is forcing ineffective teachers to find new careers. Laws and union contracts that grant tenure, make seniority the key factor in layoff decisions and create drawn-out firing processes make it almost impossible to rid schools of inadequate instructors.
To the editor:
We should all be able to agree that schools exist to educate students, to prepare them for higher education and the workforce, and to equip them with the knowledge and values to perpetuate American democracy for another generation.
Review-Journal sports writers Adam Hill and David Schoen have been given $5,000 fantasy bankrolls to bet during the World Cup on either sides, totals or props. Below are their bets for today, with an explanation of their picks:
Former NCAA All-America wrestler Tyron Woodley thought for sure he was one win from an Ultimate Fighting Championship title shot when his fight against Rory MacDonald was announced.
The father-and-son racing team of Don and Mason Sargent will spend Father’s Day weekend at the track, just like many other weeks. They lead their respective classes in the points standings at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.
Celine Dion said her husband, Rene Angelil, who is stepping down as her manager of 33 years, is “doing well, really well,” in his recovery from cancer surgery in December.
How Las Vegas drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
California Chrome gave us a five-week joy ride that energized the sport of horse racing. But his failure to win the Triple Crown is no reason to change the process.
Two people died after a plane went down near Echo Bay Airport in the area of Lake Mead south of Valley of Fire State Park.