What Charter Commission Is Yet To Understand

At its essence, the charter commission is actually a bank.  And every taxpayer in Alabama has a stake in how they conduct business.. What the charter commission really does is decide how taxpayer money will be invested, to the tune of about $8,500 per student who...

1,300+ Posts And Counting

I waded off into the blogosphere in the spring of 2015.  That was now more than 1,300 posts ago and at an average of about 500 words per post, more than 600,000 words. Or, since Google tells me that the average book is 100,000 words, six books ago.  No wonder I feel...

Once Again, Woodland Prep Tips Its Hand

While the handful of supporters of Woodland Prep charter school in Washington County insist that all they want is better education opportunities for local students, their actions tell a far different story. For example, the Oct. 11 edition of The Washington County...

Checking The Bucket List: Coalwood, WV

It's not hard to find Coalwood, WV.  Go north on highway 19 out of Abingdon, VA, take a left on highway 16 in Tazewell, VA and don't get in a hurry because the road soon clings hard to what little space there is between a meandering creek bank and whatever mountains...

Soner Tarim: Live And In Person.

It was Monday, September 30 and right there is front of me, only 25 feet away, stood Soner Tarim, the wizard  of charter schools, all the way from Houston, TX (even thought he said in the meeting he lives in Montgomery). It was the most recent meeting of the state...

An Evening In Troy Is A Lesson For All

On a recent Monday night about 100 people gathered in Troy for a community discussion about their public school system.  Billed as a discussion of "cradle to career," the meeting was coordinated by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life in Montevallo. The crowd was...

Donate to This Blog

Larry Lee researches and writes on educational topics and Alabama public schools.

Subscribe Via Email!

Categories