Articles by: John Lawrence

Guest Commentary: Vote ‘Yes’ – Good Schools Are a Community Value

October 30, 2014 11:41 AM4 comments

A “yes” vote on the Mt. Daniel Referendum is the right choice. The need to alleviate overcrowding is acute. The need to fix security, safety and accessibility issues in a 62-year old building is clear. And the need to do this now – at historically low interest rates – is […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church School Facilities – Let’s Get It Done

September 5, 2013 8:41 AM0 comments

As the first School Board candidate to write in this column, I have the enviable benefit of having what I say sound new. I also face the unenviable reality that my words may well be forgotten by November 5. Onward and upward, I guess? What the Board needs to focus […]

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Guest Commentary: Support the Schools & Fund Our Future

April 18, 2013 11:09 AM8 comments

When I first wrote this column, it was filled with simple, easy-going facts about how the schools had been under-funded for years and how we were starting – just starting – to get back on track. Unfortunately after Tuesday night’s Council work session, I feel I need to be a […]

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