Anonymous Accusations Against Superintendent Candidate

August 11, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Earlier this week, the Alabama Political Reporter asked why the Ethics Commission had inserted itself into the selection process for the next State Superintendent of the Department of Education.

Building upon the investigation into what appears to be a smear campaign against Dr. Craig Pouncey, a candidate for superintendent. New information indicates the Ethics Commission was an unwitting participant in the scheme to derail Pouncey’s candidacy, according to multiple sources.
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Charter Schools Are Coming

March 10, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—For years, State Republicans have touted Charter schools as the cure all for education. But, is it really the silver bullet that will fix the system, just another way for the elites to make money, or a mixed bag of both?

In a press release announcing legislation to create charter schools in the State, Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh admits it is not a cure all or a silver bullet, but gives “community leaders another tool in their belt, ensures that no child’s dreams are limited by a lack of educational opportunities.”
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Love’s New Education Job is Announced

August 18, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Representative Jay Love (R-Montgomery) announced that he would be resigning effective August 1 to work on education policy in the private sector. However, at the time of his resignation, he did not share details about where he would be joining the payroll.

At the Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Conference on Saturday, business leaders announced the creation of a “nonprofit education reform group” called the Business Education Alliance. The BEA would be lead by Love as Finance Chairman and Dr. Joseph Morton as Chairman and President.
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