Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

1. Robert Craft writes: “In the next four years, what I want to see most is an education reform. My children mean everything to me.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

2. Sandy Wallace writes: “America is at a crossroads on the road to our economic future. On one side of the aisle in Congress.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

3. Mark Manz, who got married in 2008 in California when gay marriage was legal there, now lives in Hawaii.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

4. Rebecca Black writes: “Like many parents and grandparents, I fret about the world my children and grandchildren inherited from us.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

5. M.B. Ellsworth writes: “Over the next four years, I would like to see the United States make an effort to protect and grow our domestic.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

6. Jennifer L. Thompson writes: “Natural disasters are costing a fortune, natural resources will soon be depleted.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years

7. Al Lockwood writes: “Of the nearly 40 million people statistically defined as ‘poor’ in America, some 17.2 million are also labeled.

Inauguration 2013: Readers’ hopes for the next four years