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

Oct 22, 2007

In an October 14 column, conservative columnist George F. Will attacks the social work profession for advocating for social justice. Read the entire column.

NASW responded to Mr. Will’s column with a Letter to the Editor of The Washington Post from Dr. Elizabeth Clark, executive director of NASW.

Update:

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
http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/everybodyscolumn/story/187472.html?imw=Y

Charlotte News & Observer
Kim Strom-Gottfried letter published October 21, 2007
http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/letters/story/744179.html

Hartford Courant
David Partyka letter published October 18, 2007
http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/letters/hc-lets1018.artoct18,0,1668607.story

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
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/445911-p3.html

The Times – Picayune
Carolyn Cooper letter published October 18, 2007
http://nola.live.advance.net/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1192690433231370.xml&coll=1

Maine Sunday Telegram
Catherine Stakeman letter published October 22, 2007
http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=141683&ac=PHedi

Times Union
Michael Hornsby letter published October 21, 2007
http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=631716&category=LETTER&BCCode=OPINION&newsdate=10/22/2007

Wheeling News-Register
Samuel A. Hickman letter published October 20, 2007
http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/501186.html?nav=514

The Island Packet
Denise Friday letter published October 21, 2007
http://www.islandpacket.com/opinion/letters/story/58555.html

The News-Record
Bob Wineburg letter published October 21, 2007
http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007710210302

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