Editorial: Don't drop algebra requirement just because it's hard

There’s a new push to dumb down the curricula of America’s colleges. Even NPR is now asking, “Should community colleges abolish algebra?” The answer, of course, is no - we should instead do a better job of teaching it, not simply drop it because it’s difficult. “Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college…

Editorial: Tech disruption finds a way around bureaucratic rules

New York City is fighting a losing battle against technological disruption - and common sense. It’s a textbook example of overregulation and the entrepreneurial response to that. “Pet lovers are barking mad over a little-known city rule that makes dog-sitting illegal in New York,” the New York Daily News reports. “Health Department rules

Editorial: Don't overcorrect on EPA's Clean Power Plan rules

Young drivers are taught that overcorrecting is as deadly a mistake as failing to correct a course toward collision. That holds true in public policy, as well. Some proposals for fixing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan overcorrect that agency’s overreach and targeting of the coal industry, by propping up that industry artificially. Let the markets

Excel ER in Tyler to close its doors

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Excel ER, a freestanding emergency room that opened in Tyler in 2015, is shutting its doors, the company confirmed on Wednesday. The company did not say what day will be its last. Excel has eight other locations, according to its website. Including Nacogdoches and Longview. The emergency room opened in

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Excel ER in Tyler to close its doors

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Excel ER, a freestanding emergency room that opened in Tyler in 2015, is shutting its doors on Monday. The…

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