What Happened To The Montgomery School Board Races?

When the sun set last Feb. 9, there were 24 candidates signed up and chomping at the bit to run for five open seats on the Montgomery County school board.  (Me included.) The field has been narrowed now to only six on the ballot on Nov. 6.  District 1 has Republican...

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...

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