Category Archives: West Burlington

Williams: A Mayor’s Most Important Job (was Burlington on his mind?)

Click here: When World War II ended, Washington, DC’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey’s 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis’ 1950 population was more than 856,000; today it’s less than 309,000. A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly large and prosperous cities. For the rest of the story….

Student Journalist Says Discipline Policies Weakened School Safety Before Parkland Shooting

Click here: Kenneth Preston, a 19-year-old student journalist who attends high school in Broward County, Florida, has done an in-depth investigation of the superintendent and school board. His report, released on Tuesday, says that Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie and the school district failed to spend over $100 million of federal money intended for school safety upgrades. Runcie once worked under former Obama Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the Chicago Public Schools system.