Montgomery Advertiser Figures It Out

Give credit to the Montgomery Advertiser for being honest about the REAL challenge facing the Montgomery County school system.  As they point out in this article, Poverty and proficiency: MPS' biggest obstacle may be outside the school system, the issue goes far...

Needs To Be Repeated

I said something in my last blog post, that bears repeating and then thinking about. "When you look at the high schools in the state with the 20 HIGHEST average ACT scores and the 20 with the LOWEST, you discover they have one thing in common. According to the A-F...

Mass Confusion

Two pieces of legislation graphically illustrate how Alabama enacts laws that make little sense and defy logic. One is a bill passed in 2012 that assigns a letter grade of A, B, C, D or F to every school in the state.  The other is the Alabama Accountability Act...

BCA’s Canary Flies The Coop

The political grapevine hummed Friday, July 6 with news that Billy Canary, long time CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, announced his resignation.  Canary has been in hot water for months concerning his management style and combative approach to working with...

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