This Time Montgomery Mayor Gets It Right

A few days ago we took Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange to task for his plan to turn to charter schools to solve Montgomery's education woes.  In our opinion, he is ignoring deep-rooted issues and is hoping for a "quick fix" instead. But earlier this past week, he came...

UWA Increases Rural Impact

My friends at the University of West Alabama continue to carve their niche as the four-year school that has help for rural areas as a key mission. Now they have announced plans for offering its first doctoral program in the near future. Pending approval from its...

Survey Shows Weak Support For Charters, Vouchers

If you are an education "junkie" chances are you are familiar with Education Week, one of the top sources for info about all facets of education. Here is a great example.  Titled U.S. Education in 2017 in 10 Charts, this article uses graphs to get the message across...

Here Comes Terri Collins–Again

Bless her heart, here comes Representative Terri Collins, chair of the house education policy committee, with a bill to change how the state board of education operates.  Here is the AL.com article describing what Collins has in mind. In 2012 the legislature passed...

Montgomery Finally Gets Some Good News

After 12 months of limbo, the Montgomery County school board has gotten court-authorized approval to hire an interim superintendent within 30 days and a permanent superintendent by May 30. The system went under state intervention in January 2017 and has not had a...

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