A Definite Glimpse At Dedication

In the grand scheme of national affairs, or even those of Alabama, the PTA meeting at Vaughn Road elementary in Montgomery on Oct. 9 didn't make news of any sort.  Fox News was not there, nor even a local TV station or newspaper reporter.  Just some dedicated teachers...

Why Are We Giving Teach For America Nearly $700,000 A Year?

Few could argue with the concept of Teach for America when it was launched in 1990.  Basically it was the Peace Corps for struggling school systems.  They would recruit bright college students to be teachers, give them a dab of training and then send them off to work...

Five Alabama Blue Ribbon Schools Named

The highest national honor a school can attain is being named a Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Education.  Honorees have just been announced.  Nationally there were 300 public schools and 49 non-public. Alabama had five public schools  Arab elementary in...

Time To Pull The Plug On Jason Taylor

Of all the blunders former state superintendent Mike Sentance made (and there were many), none looms any larger than his decision to hire Jason Taylor to supposedly "straighten out" finances for the Montgomery school system. As we've said before, Taylor was the Chief...

All I Want For Christmas Is One Front Tooth

So last Sunday I'm at the BBQ joint around the corner treating myself to some ribs.  About halfway through the last one, I chomped down on something that definitely was not meat.  I rolled it around in my mouth and decided to face the music and check it out more...

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