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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Betsy Clark letter published October 20, 2007
Scott Monroe letter published October 17, 2007
Patrick Dexter letter published October 19, 2007
Charlotte News & Observer
Kim Strom-Gottfried letter published October 21, 2007
David Partyka letter published October 18, 2007
Arizona Daily Star
Betty Orman letter published October 24, 2007
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
Michael Hornsby letter published October 21, 2007
Samuel A. Hickman letter published October 20, 2007
The Island Packet
Denise Friday letter published October 21, 2007
Bob Wineburg letter published October 21, 2007