Given all the commotion in regards to the appointment of Matt Brown by Governor Bentley to the state board of education, you could put this in the “bound to happen” column.
Someone, I do not know who, but am told a very involved public school mom in Baldwin County, has started an on-line petition to protest this appointment. It states:
We are asking Governor Bentley to reconsider the appointment of Matthew Brown to Alabama State Board of Education because of a lack of qualifications. When hundreds of educators, parents and concerned citizens worked tirelessly to to pass a tax last March to help our schools in Baldwin County, Matthew Brown was leading the effort to defeat this vote. So a few months ago he is against helping public schools–now the governor wants us to believe he is the right person to support public education. Does a leopard change his spots?
Matthew never attended public school and has stated he will not send his own children to public schools. Plus, during the March campaign his group frequently distorted information in order to mislead voters. There are many well-qualified people who could serve on the state board from south Alabama, Mathew Brown is NOT one of them. We urge Governor Bentley to reconsider this appointment and give someone who will work FOR our public schools, instead of AGAINST them as Matthew Brown has done.