Author: ED WALKER

Opinion: Wiehl Should Take a Lesson from Villaraigosa

As a native of Los Angeles, California, I happen to like the way Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is dealing with community relations, especially with schools.  His thorough and steadfast education program, called Student Recovery Day, has put 1,955 students back into public schools as students who formerly decided not to attend.  Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl should take a lesson from Mayor Villaraigosa—who serves as head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors—and reach out to the neighborhood schools in our city. On Sept. 21, Villaraigosa welcomed Mexican president Felipe Calderon and the First Lady of Mexico to Los Angeles, where he announced...