Back To The Beginning

It has now been almost six years since the legislature pulled a "fast one" on public education in Alabama by passing the Alabama Accountability Act.  And with more and more people realizing that the bill has never been what it was touted to be, I thought it might be...

The Iron Bowl And Education

As I watched the team in white (Auburn) get methodically picked apart by the team in red (Alabama) last Saturday to the tune of 52 points to 21 points, I couldn't help but equate this to a situation unfolding in Montgomery about charter schools. What IF the two teams...

My Suggestion For A Christmas Gift

While some may call me Scrooge, I can not remember the last time I shopped for a Christmas gift for someone.  I mean like where you buy something, wrap it up and give it to them. It's because I long ago decided that those who mean the most to me basically have about...

Vouchers Take A Beating In Texas

Some Texas legislators have been pushing school vouchers for years.  (You know, like those scholarships we give to private schools in Alabama through the Alabama Accountability Act.)  And while the Senate has been friendly to the idea, the House of Representatives has...

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