Letters. Lots And Lots Of Letters

At the Feb. 9 work session of the State Board of Education, superintendent Mike Sentance caught every one by surprise by saying that he intended to cut funding for reading and science programs.  Board members I’ve spoken with say they had no idea this was in the works.  Since news spreads quickly these days, it didn’t… Read More

Two Views Of School “Choice”

The latest edition of the Alabama Political Reporter has two very interesting articles about school “choice.”  One is by columnist Josh Moon and the other by Senator Del Marsh.  They take quite different approaches to the issue and you can see both articles at the links just provided. Let’s take a look at some of… Read More

The Right Hand Does Not Know What The Left Hand Is Doing

To put it bluntly, all hell broke loose when science teachers recently learned that Governor Bentley’s education budget recommendation to the legislature cut all funding for a much-used program known as Science In Motion. This program is especially beneficial to many rural systems where funding is always short and the purchase of expensive lab equipment… Read More