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December 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Children do better when raised by two biological parents

FYI Guy Gene Balk thinks it may surprise us that nuclear families are on the rise in Seattle because we tend to be liberals [“End of the nuclear family? Not in Seattle,” FYI Guy, Dec. 28]. The Times juxtaposed his column with one about a blogger who, likewise, has difficulty grasping why liberals…


Comments | More in Children | Topics: children, Gene Balk, John Hribernick

September 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Training great teachers

Parental poverty Michael Lundin briefly referred to the great obstacles that keep education in the U.S. dead centered: race and poverty. [“Guest column: How to train great teachers,” Opinion, Sept. 5.] They are really the same problem. We use race to justify the poverty we see in the inner cities. The question that rushes to mind is,…


Comments | More in Education, Seattle | Topics: education, parents, public school

September 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

The risks of avoiding vaccinations

Living in fear I work in a clinic, and frequently answer phone calls from frightened and panicked mothers. [“Editorial: The heavy cost of vaccination free-riders,” Opinion, Sept. 1.] These mothers are beside themselves, because their unvaccinated child just was cut deeply while on vacation yet they never got a tetanus shot, or they’ve been exposed to…


Comments | More in Health care | Topics: children, fear, immunizations

September 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

The best teachers are also parents

Irreplaceable depth A second to Sara Mosle’s guest column, from a retired public schoolteacher. [“Why parents make better teachers,” Opinion, Sept. 1.] My success derived from two sources. I had been a lousy student in high school, after my dad died when I was 14. My wife and I raised five children together. Both of these…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, parents, public school

July 24, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Education reform

Parents play a part In her guest column, Liv Finne concludes by saying that “reforms that give most Washington parents a greater voice in their children’s education will have to wait for another day.” [“WEA blocked education reforms,” Opinion, July 16.] Do parents realize the great voice they already have in their children’s education … at…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: children, education, learning