What folks are saying about Larry Lee:
Larry Lee is one of the South’s best bloggers. Given his many years of experience in Alabama, he knows the people and the schools. He is down home and a straight talker.
Larry provides a voice for the voiceless and is a moral compass for what is or should be right for children in public education in the state of Alabama. I can always count on him to bring a passionate argument, with facts, to the table and at the end of the day work together to…
Larry is the one voice that stands up and speaks as a true friend of public education.
Larry shines a light on public education in areas that often are neglected, such as rural and economically-deprived school systems.
Within our state’s current political environment dominated by smoke and mirrors of political rhetoric, Larry has single handedly served as a relentless advocate for what is best for school children and has shed light on deception.
Larry makes it his crusade to inform educators across the state about issues we would not know about if it was not for him.
Larry not only searches out information and facts about what schools have, need, and are up against, he visits schools to see what wonderful things are truly going on to educate the children of Alabama regardless the obstacles they face..
As a non-educator, Larry’s view is so informative and so right on. I wish elected officials would follow this blog, they could learn a lot!
Larry excels in powerful investigative, enlightening journalism, where facts, liberally spiced with humor, rule.
Larry brings a unique perspective to public education. His comments are candid, accurate and a source of wisdom for taxpayers.
Larry is a passionate reporter of how things are. Sometimes he shows us the joys and successes of what takes place in classrooms and schools. Many times he points out the inconsistencies between what should be and what really is. But, beyond making us aware, he crusades for what is right.
If you want to know the real scoop on education in Alabama, read Larry Lee.
With his passion for truth and for honesty, Larry has a journalist’s commitment to telling real stories with honesty, compassion and depth. Larry Lee and I served together on the Board of the Network for Public Education. During that time, I found Larry to be a tireless advocate for public education. As a native…
Larry is a voice for all that is good in Alabama’s public education. His “down home” insights and data informed examples paint clear portraits of courageous educational leaders and teachers, appreciative students and engaged communities.
Larry uses real people and real life experiences to get the truth across in a way that may tug on your heartstrings or may make you laugh but always makes you think and most importantly makes you ask, how can I help in this effort to better the opportunities for all.
Larry’s passion and concern for Alabama’s children is evident in every word he writes, as well as his actions. He has spent countless hours with educators in their classrooms and traveled thousands of miles (on his own dollar) to seek firsthand experiences with Alabama’s teachers so that his views are grounded in fact.
I know of no other person who puts as much time, research, and travel into understanding and promoting public education.
Larry is more than a friend to education. He is a fearless advocate convicted to promote a quality education for Alabama’s children, particularly those in our most rural and poverty-ridden communities. Unlike so many self-proclaimed education advocates, Larry Lee “gets” it.
Larry is a committed and persuasive voice for all public school students, but his passion is for fair and equitable treatment for the state’s many disadvantaged students. He is the leading advocate for better education for all Alabama public school students.
I’m grateful for the voice of reason that Larry offers on behalf of the children of this state who often have no way to navigate through the maize that is state politics.
Larry is passionate about HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) and has traveled many miles to learn as much as he can about the program. His articles reflect his passion and his quest for the facts to enlighten all of us.
I always enjoy reading Larry Lee’s work! His articles are interesting, well-written, and thought-provoking.
If there were a Heisman Trophy for public education advocates, Larry would own it, hands down.
Larry is relentless in his demand that America wake up and strengthen the bonds between public education and society.
Larry realizes that every child can succeed, but not at the same pace and level. He has seen firsthand, and written so many true stories of what occurs daily in our schools and in the lives of our children.
Larry an untiring advocate for public education, dedicating his time and efforts to ensuring that the welfare of the public schools and the educational needs of students are a priority in Alabama.
Larry is a creative and prolific wordsmith who uses his talents to lift up and champion public schools and public school teachers.