Vouchers Take A Beating In Texas

Some Texas legislators have been pushing school vouchers for years.  (You know, like those scholarships we give to private schools in Alabama through the Alabama Accountability Act.)  And while the Senate has been friendly to the idea, the House of Representatives has...

Riding and Reflecting

It was Oct 31, 2018.  A gloriously bright and mild day.  The day I decided summer had finally given up its too-long grip on all of Dixie.  My car  window was down as I passed sights seen many times before. I was on U.S. 80 heading west from Montgomery. ...

It’s Time For Another Iron Bowl

Next Saturday, Nov. 24, the state of Alabama will come to a virtual standstill to tune in the annual football game between Auburn and Alabama.  If college football is a religion in Alabama, and I think it is, next Saturday is the holiest of holy days. The University...

Bless His Heart

The PTOs of Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook city school systems held their 14th annual PTO Legislative Forum the evening of Nov. 15.  All legislators representing this area attended.  They included State Senators Jabo Waggoner and Dan Roberts and House members David...

Things That Make You Go “Hmmmmmmm”

Recently the Montgomery County school board (which I am on until the end of November) passed a resolution calling on our legislative delegation to work to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act.  The Baldwin County board had already passed a resolution and now Mobile...

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