Author Archives: Larry Lee

Who Is Tampering With The Evidence?

A small, bur vocal, group of anti Common Core folks are working hard to save Mike Senance’s job because they think he is opposed to these standards. (Though I am unaware that in the ten months as state superintendent he has made any effort to do so.) And the truth is that the record tells… Read More

Let The Fireworks Begin

In my 40+ years of political involvement, I may have never seen a more bone-headed move than the one just made by Mike Sentance.  If you work for a board, you simply do not use the media to chastise them which is what Sentance did in this article from The state school board voted Feb.… Read More

“So What’s Gonna Happen Next Tuesday?”

In this case, “next Tuesday” is July 25.  The day the state board of education has a special called meeting in Montgomery and a legislative committee asks more questions about the tainted search process for a new state school superintendent in 2016. Judging from the emails and phone calls I’ve received, much of the attention… Read More

Senator Dial Committee Meets July 25

As we recently reported, the legislative committee that looked at the “smear sheet” incident that occurred last year in the state superintendent search will re-convene on July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Statehouse.  Senator Gerald Dial, who along with Senator Quinton Ross, asked that this committee be formed to conduct the investigation, thought their… Read More

State Board To Evaluate Mike Sentance

The state school board has called a special board meeting and work session on July 25 in Montgomery.  The work session begins at 10 a..m. and the board meeting at 11:30 a.m. Agenda items for the first session are policies for board use of outside legal counsel and a presentation by superintendent Mike Sentance of the… Read More

State Department Ignores State School Board Directive

As the Montgomery County school “intervention” has tediously unfolded with little to see but mounting expenses for high-priced consultants and well-paid administrators, the state school board finally threw up its hands on June 8, 2017 and said “Enough is enough.” So they passed a resolution saying all spending for Montgomery should stop until Mike Sentance… Read More

A Great Perspective

OK.  I stole this from the Facebook page of Michael Leland who teaches in Iowa.  But words of wisdom are just that, regardless of where we come across them. “I was feeling pretty jaded this morning as two different sets of parents at Wal-Mart stopped me in the school supplies aisle to complain about how… Read More

God Bless The Little Children

If by some chance you need to reminded of the miracle of children, watch this YouTube video of four-year old Claire Ryann and her father singing together. According to YouTuble, this has been seen 15 million times.  But today was my first.  So watch it if you haven’t, or watch it again if you have.… Read More

Grad Report Has Big Omission

About 4 p.m. on April 21, 2017 someone at the state department of education pushed a button and not long after all Hell broke loose.  Suddenly, one hour before closing time and two days before a Monday state holiday, graduation rates for Alabama high schools for 2016 were sent into the wild blue yonder. There… Read More