Announcement: I Will Not Run For U.S. Senate

As we know, Alabama will hold a special election this year to fill the vacancy left when Senator Jeff Sessions was picked by President Trump as his Attorney General. When such happens, the governor has the authority to pick a successor.  So Governor Robert Bentley, you remember him don’t you, interviewed a long list of… Read More

The Great Disconnect

Yesterday I spent nearly two hours at Progress Rail in Albertville as they celebrated their second year of a mentoring program for third, fourth and fifth graders in Marshall County schools.  It was a fun time.  Most of the fun came from just watching the smiles on the faces of these youngsters as they shared thoughts… Read More

Trump/DeVos Push Charters And Vouchers

It is hardly a surprise the President Trump’s first education budget is charter/voucher friendly, while wanting the single largest one-year cut in eduation spending (13.5 percent) since President Reagan tried to whack 35.7 percent in 1983. Education Week does a good job of detailing the Trump proposal in this artcle. Highlights include: “President Donald Trump’s… Read More