An Expert Weighs In On A-F School Report Cards

Dr.Steve Edwards is the real deal.  With 43 years in the education field, he knows of what he speaks.  He runs a consulting firm in Virginia and has done work in 49 states and 55 counties.  Clients include the United Nations and the World Bank.  The author of five...

Who Gave Us A-F Report Cards?

Now that the A-F school report cards are a reality (and tell us absolutely nothing that we did not already know) we need to remember how legislation becomes law. First you have a bill sponsor and co-sponsors. A-F was the brainchild of Rep.Terri Collins of Decatur in...

Sometimes You Just Shake Your Head

It has been well-documented that for the past couple of years, the Alabama state board of education has not resembled a well-oiled machine.  Unfortunately it has spit and sputtered and lurched and bucked like Grandpa's old truck heading for its last roundup....

A Really Neat Idea

I have long thought that "most wheels have been invented."  So I have spent many, many years looking for them.  In other words, what was someone doing that was worthy of being shared with others. My first job out of Auburn University, back about the time the earth...

The Birthday I Have Been Dreading

75.  Seven decades and half of another one.  Half a century plus a quarter of a century.  Fourteen presidents.  It becomes official on Jan. 21. How in the world did this happen?  Why it was just a few days ago I had a full head of hair, wore pants with a much smaller...

Snow School Today

My little front yard in Montgomery is a blanket of white this Wednesday morning as Mother Nature sprinkled between one to two inches of snow during the night.  And not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. Nothing is moving and  I've yet to see the youngsters...

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