Be Patient. Are You Kidding Me?

As you can imagine, I swap a good many emails and some phone calls with members of the state board of education.  Some times we agree, some times we don’t, but there is seldom any doubt as to where we stand. Of course I have been very outspoken about the hire last summer of Mike… Read More

What Happens When Politicians Forget About Children

At best, it was a shotgun wedding.  A contrived affair with reason thrown to the wind and political outcome the only thing that mattered.  A crudely manipulated process with ethics casually tossed aside.  A shameless example of blind ambition being the one constant. The result was the installation of Mike Sentance as the grand poopaw… Read More

Mike Sentance Blindsides Local Schools–Again

Mike Sentance just doesn’t get it. He apparently does not know that the ONLY reason for the state department of education to exist is to do what it can, in whatever way, to help improve local schools and local classrooms and local teachers and their students. Instead, he seems intent on making life as miserable for… Read More

Mary Scott Hunter Swings–And Misses

State school board member Mary Scott Hunter of Huntsville recently spoke to the Alabama Federation of Young Republicans according to this article.  But unfortunately, some of her remarks left a bad taste in the mouth of some educators. For instance: “On why Alabama schools historically underperform, Hunter said that our teachers are mostly Alabamians and… Read More