EDITORIALS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2003
Teaching black history
An educational controversy erupted at Northern Ohio's Oberlin High School last week that shows the persistence of racial stereotypes even when teaching about the history and problems of race.

Public defenders a high priority
A Hamilton County commissioner thinks the county should be doing more to make sure poor people get a fair shake when they're accused of crimes. He's right.

Over-the-Rhine homeowners
An innovative proposal by Cincinnati City Council members could attract 500 new homeowners into Over-the-Rhine.

OTHER OPINIONS
LETTERS
Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2003
Building brighter kids: Cincinnati's call to action
Suppose people in Greater Cincinnati decided to worry more about preschoolers than potholes. Suppose we were as passionate to build kids' brains as we are to build sports teams? What if we all vowed that every child here would start school healthy and ready to learn?
Helping kids get ready to grow
An 'angel' teaches mom to raise son
Support system key to child's success
SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
SOUND OFF
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.