Category Archives: Montgomery

State Board Reins In Montgomery Intervention Spending

The state board of education had another marathon session today (June 8).  This one began at 10 a.m., paused for a 30-minuite lunch break and the work session ended after 5 p.m. One significant development was the unanimous vote for a resolution offered by Stephanie Bell of Montgomery calling for a hiring freeze for the… Read More

A Close Look At Montgomery School Situation. Part II

As I sat in the audience at the recent community meeting at Lee High listening to speakers drone on and on about how they plan to turn water into wine, I just shook my head. My mind wandered to some of the high poverty schools I have been to in Alabama and the world I’ve… Read More

A Close Look At Montgomery School Situation. Part I

The state department of education recently has taken control of the weakest 27 schools in the Montgomery County school system. Unfortunately the intervention has been anything but smooth so far.  From conversations with principals, school board members and attendance at a community meeting it is easy to pick up concern about unanswered questions, disagreement with decisions… Read More