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Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 2, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Net neutrality: Irrational fear of censorship

On Sept. 1 the Times featured an opinion piece “The Internet is not a public utility.” The guest columnist strongly insinuates that all regulations on Internet service providers are bad while carefully not mentioning what any of the regulations do. The regulations he derides prevent service providers from censoring your content or price gouging…


Comments | Topics: Internet, net neutrality

September 2, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Failing school letters: Citizens also failing students

Educational policy rather than legislators can certainly be held responsible for failing-school letters. [“No Child Left Behind and failing schools,” Northwest Voices, Aug. 30]. However, so can the Washington state citizens who continue to hide from the reality of the need for a reliable source of revenue to provide what we expect from our government. Closing…


Comments | Topics: education, No Child Left Behind, washington state legislature

September 2, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Beacon Hill International School: Immersion program made difference

I am a parent of a child who just finished his fifth grade year at the Beacon Hill International School. After reading The Times’ article, “Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results” [Local News, Aug. 27], I wanted to express concerns over what I feel were gaps in the story. In…


Comments | Topics: beacon hill, education, student testing

September 1, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Net neutrality, FCC: The Internet is already open

It’s great that so many are interested in preserving and nurturing the Internet; unfortunately, much of the discussion is misguided. The Seattle Times’ editorial [“Innovation would be stifled under FCC’s plans,” Opinion, Aug 19] is one example of well-intentioned, but misguided. The Federal Communications Commission did not propose a “two-tiered” Internet, and has said there…


Comments | Topics: broadband, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality

August 31, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Seattle police lawsuit: Criticism should come from within

In a free society there is a need for law and order [“SPD officers say city ‘playing politics’ with their lives,” Local News, Aug. 28]. That need requires personnel of quality and, in many cases. quantity. Criticizing the very body that provides this need has got to be truthful and logical. At any company there…


Comments | Topics: department of justice, law enforcement, Seattle Police Department

August 31, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Beacon Hill International School: Cheating unfairly implied

I would like to express my extreme displeasure in the unfounded characterization of in an article on Beacon Hill International School [“Seattle school under review for big jump in state test results,” Local News, Aug. 27]. I appreciate that the Seattle Public Schools felt compelled to report that, “Passage rates in math and reading at…


Comments | Topics: beacon hill, education, standardized testing

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