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  • Europe's immigration crisis

    Europe's immigration crisis

    A month after hundreds of African and Middle Eastern migrants bound for Italy drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the 28 countries of the European Union have finally agreed to deploy naval forces in response to the crisis on their southern flank. Yet the plan being discussed...

  • Masking the truth at the BMA

    Masking the truth at the BMA

    After reading the Baltimore Museum of Art's 400-word description of Liberia's Sande society — whose wooden masks are on now display in the renovated African Art gallery — you would be forgiven for thinking that the powerful social and political group was just a welcome wagon into womanhood for...

  • Ready for Kindergarten?

    Ready for Kindergarten?

    Even Maryland's youngest students are feeling the effect of the state's switch to the more rigorous academic requirements of the Common Core standards. This week state officials reported that fewer than half the state's 4- and 5-year-olds are "fully ready" to succeed when they enter Kindergarten,...

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  • Get tougher on lawlessness

    Get tougher on lawlessness

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and Gov. Larry Hogan must get control of Baltimore ("Protest ties up traffic in city," May 27). The recent demonstration that blocked access to the city via Interstate 395 was not just inconvenient for the thousands who were delayed...

  • A WPA for Baltimore

    A WPA for Baltimore

    I can understand the Rev. Donte' L. Hickman's pain ("We must redouble our efforts now that the Freddie Gray cameras are gone," May 22).

  • Why aren't black leaders talking about personal responsibility?

    Why aren't black leaders talking about personal responsibility?

    Nothing will change until that happens.

  • No to Common Core and corporate classrooms

    No to Common Core and corporate classrooms

    After reading The Sun's editorial, "Ready for kindergarten?" (May 24), I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the absurdity of the editorial board's take on the Common Core and their belief that more vigorous testing and even earlier intervention is the answer to student success down the road.

  • A plague of protests

    A plague of protests

    Wednesday's articles about the traffic snarl created by protesters and the city's $20 million loss from the riots were both big news, but no one seems to have tied them together, especially the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant ("Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate,http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-gridlock-20150526-story.html...

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