EDITOR’S NOTE: Bending far more than usual in the matter of hyperbole, we offer through this package of letters firm evidence of just how riled-up, angry, outraged and divided our nation has become in recent weeks and months. We’ve tried to alternate letters by political sentiment.

Sunday’s Trib report on enrollment at local school districts and charter schools might at first glance seem to offer little new. Yes, enrollment at school districts such as Midway and China Spring continues to grow. Yes, charter schools are drawing more and more students. Yes, student numbers are relatively flat in Waco Independent School District. In the old days, we labeled this scenario “white flight.” Some of it likely still is.


What were we talking about one year ago? Take a look back.