Carol A.O. Wolf 
Member since Apr 12, 2011

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Re: “OPINION: Renaming the Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe makes a lot of sense

Help me understand why the desire to keep a generic sounding name "the Boulevard," is preferable to naming it Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Ashe, born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia, is the first, and is still the only, African-American male tennis player to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He is also the first African-American man to be ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in the world. Arthur Ashe Biography - Biography - Famous Biographies
https://www.biography.com

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 10/31/2018 at 12:51 PM

Re: “OPINION: Testing data shows that Carver Elementary is not alone with score irregularities

TANSTAAFL --

Thanks for your compliments. Please note, however, I have never claimed to be a martyr of any sort.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 08/30/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “OPINION: It’s Past Time That We Changed the Names of Schools Honoring Confederate Leaders

Thank you, David Justice. Your comment means a lot to me. ~ Carol

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/27/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

Chris: Did you NOT read my response to you earlier?

"While it is true that the Mayor says he is a Democrat and that I am a Democrat, I submit that writing this piece is hardly a demonstration of my "allegiance to all their candidates." If anything, it is evidence of the opposite.

This issue goes beyond party politics."

And you are right, School Board candidates do not file by "Political Party." I daresay you may be the only person in the City of Richmond who has ever accused me of kowtowing to a party line.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@PackFan: Stay with me, here. As I said earlier, we're at war to save the next generation. The School Board hired a new general/Superintendent, Dana Bedden. He's made some progress, still more must come. Never in the past 35 years I have lived in Richmond have I seen such a groundswell of support for our schools. We have parents, teachers and students clearly engaged. Did you read any of the stories about the crowd of folks at City Council recently? I was there. I saw plenty of parents, teachers, administrators and concerned citizens there. FYI: Bedden has cleaned out plenty of dead wood from the ranks. If we want to keep our good teachers and administrators, we're gonna need to pay them what they're worth. And we're gonna need to give our kids the tools they need to learn in today's world, starting with schools where the roofs don't leak, tiles don't fall on their heads and rats and roaches live in the walls. New books, computers like the county kids have and decent athletic facilities would be nice, too. That is, if we intend to win this war.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@PackFan, posted at 10:51 am

I really appreciate your Radio Shack/Circuit City analogy and until this School Board hired a new superintendent significantly NOT from Richmond, I would have had to agree with you.

However, a majority of this School Board and Supt. Dana Bedden and his staff understand that they are at war to to save the educational future of a generation of Richmond children. It makes no sense to bring in a new general and then refuse to provide the equipment and money necessary to wage the war effectively. How many more generations do we need to sacrifice on the altar of past prejudices and party politics before we decide to get it it right?

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@Chris, posted at 10:51 am

While it is true that the Mayor says he is a Democrat and that I am a Democrat, I submit that writing this piece is hardly a demonstration of my "allegiance to all their candidates." If anything, it is evidence of the opposite.

This issue goes beyond party politics.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 11:15 AM

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