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NASW Responds to Attacks by George Will and the National Association of Scholars


NASW Responds to Attacks by George Will and the National Association of Scholars

Following the release of an Oct. 14 syndicated column by George Will in the Washington Post, the NASW national and chapter offices have worked in partnership with various schools of social work to send letters to editors across the country.  The following letters have been published in response to the Will column which promoted findings from the National Association of Scholars. 

If you have seen the George Will column (or a related NAS article) in your local media and have responded with your own letter to the editor or op-ed, please forward the information to media@naswdc.org.   NASW and CSWE continue to work on this issue and invite feedback from the social work community and the profession’s many stakeholders.

Thank you for your assistance.

Elvira Craig de Silva, DSW, ACSW
NASW President  

Washington Post
Betsy Clark letter published October 20, 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/19/AR2007101902281.html

Scott Monroe letter published October 17, 2007
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/17/AR2007101702142.html

Buffalo News
Patrick Dexter letter published October 19, 2007

Charlotte News & Observer
Kim Strom-Gottfried letter published October 21, 2007

Hartford Courant
David Partyka letter published October 18, 2007

Arizona Daily Star
Betty Orman letter published October 24, 2007
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/207757

The Sacramento Bee
Paul Mattiuzzi letter published October 22, 2007

The Times - Picayune

Carolyn Cooper letter published October 18, 2007 

Maine Sunday Telegram
Catherine Stakeman letter published October 22, 2007

Times Union 

Michael Hornsby letter published October 21, 2007 

Wheeling News-Register
Samuel A. Hickman letter published October 20, 2007 

The Island Packet
Denise Friday letter published October 21, 2007

The News-Record

Bob Wineburg letter published October 21, 2007

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
James Andrews letter published October 29, 2007 
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07302/829294-110.stm

Sunday Gazette-Mail
Sam Hickman letter published October 28, 2007

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
Ruth Roberts, LCSW letter published October 26, 2007

Lincoln Journal Star
G.H. Grandbois and Terry Werner letter published October 26, 2007 (Update: Letter also published in the The North Platte Telegraph on October 23rd)
http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2007/10/26/opinion/columns/doc4721f93b8a1d2369311255.txt

Patriot News
Jenna Mehnert letter published November 5, 2007

Ann Arbor News
Steven Kempster letter published November 29, 2007

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