The red hot mess politicians have heaped on our schools

February 2, 2018

By Larry Lee
Education Matters

While I will never claim that I don’t cuss, I work hard to refrain from doing so on my blog.  But in this case, it’s damn hard not to.

Politicians, particularly Senate majority leader Del Marsh and Rep. Terri Collins, seem to have gone out of their way to tear down our public schools and paint a picture that is no where close to accurate.

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State School Board cancels meeting, “circus” work session to be held instead

August 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Michael Sentance survives – again.

A majority of the Alabama Board of Education couldn’t agree to attend a meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, following a letter late last week from Gov. Kay Ivey’s legal advisor. That letter warned that the meeting might have been improperly called and that any action taken at it could be deemed illegal.

So, that meeting was officially cancelled late Tuesday afternoon, and a work session will be held instead. Board members can’t take official actions at a work session, so the scheduled review of Sentance’s contract, which was on the agenda for the cancelled meeting, will have to wait.
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After the Storm: A Modest Proposal

May 17, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Jury selection in the State vs Michael G. Hubbard began Monday, with opening arguments to begin on May 24 or 25. The trial is expected to last approximately a month, according to statements made at the last hearing.

If Hubbard, who is charged with 23 felony counts of public corruption, is found innocent, the monster, who is Speaker Hubbard, will scorch the Earth with his vengeance and retribution, and our State will never be rid of his corrupting influence. If convicted, there will be a brief moment to change rules, institutions and policies, that will prevent men like Hubbard from harming our State by using government for craven, personal gain. If convicted, there will be an opening to stop the practices that have enabled Hubbard and his cronies to thrive.
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Uncertainty Killing Growth, Hurting Our Communities

April 5, 2016

By Rep. Darrio Melton

Over the past 5 years, Alabama has invested millions to bring businesses to our state. We have sent representatives around the world to declare Alabama “open for business” to recruit top-tier corporations into Alabama.

But if there’s one thing any investor knows, it’s that uncertainty is bad for business.

In the past two weeks, our “family values” Governor has shocked the nation by his inappropriate comments to a female staffer, allegations of misuse of his office and state funds, and further rumors about the implications of the firings at ALEA.
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