A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

The picture above comes from Northpontotoc Upper elementary school in Ecru, MS.  Ecru has less than 1,000 people and is in Pontotoc County just west of Tupelo. Here is what accompanied the photo.  “These trees were 17 years old when harvested.  The smaller one...

Why Do Politicians Think I Am A Moron?

Montgomery will elect a new mayor on Oct. 8.  The field has been narrowed to two candidates, Steven Reed and David Woods. I have seen TV ads for Reed saying he will give teachers a raise.  Today I got a flyer from Woods that proclaims. "Education is the key to a...

Charter Shenanigans In Birmingham

Terri Michael is a member of the Birmingham city school board.  She works hard to keep a watchful eye on things involving that school system.  She is very concerned about things she has learned about the push for charter schools there.  In the article below, which was...

LEAD Academy Principal Fighting Back

Is Nichole Ivey the principal at Montgomery's LEAD Academy charter school--or is she not? This subject was raised at the Sept. 30 meeting of the state charter  school commission.  LEAD board chair Charlotte Meadows told the commission that Ivey was no longer the...

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