Opinion | Four reasons why parents want the Alabama State Board of Education to remain elected

February 7, 2018

By Deborah Love

Two similar proposed bills, SB24 and SB25, make the State Board of Education (SBOE) appointed by a Director of Education. There will no longer be a Superintendent of Education but a Director of Education selected by the Governor. These bills are making their way through the Alabama Senate now. Their primary objective is to remove your constitutional right to elect your State Board of Education member and to dissolve the entire SBOE. These are four reasons why parents will oppose SB24 and SB25.

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SACS wants Bentley removed from all college boards

January 23, 2017

By Josh Moon

Alabama Political Reporter

The agency responsible for accrediting all of Alabama’s two- and four-year colleges and universities is asking the state legislature to remove Gov. Robert Bentley from all state college boards because of a conflict-of-interest issue, according to a letter from the agency obtained the Alabama Political Reporter.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), which issues accreditation for universities throughout the Southeast, wrote to the chairs of the Alabama Senate and House education committees earlier this month and noted that the issue with Bentley became evident when the SACS board undertook a review of the state’s new Community College System. Read More

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