Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Birmingham should shutter failing schools and demand better, educator tells city audience

Staff Report

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham needs to shut down its failing schools, fire bad teachers and principals and demand a world-class school district, Steve Perry, educator, author and CNN contributor, told a crowd at Harbert Center today.

Perry was the keynote speaker at the Birmingham Change Fund’s luncheon and didn’t disappoint the crowd when it came to his no-nonsense, fiery speech.

“You wouldn’t be in this situation if the system was working,” he told the audience. “The circumstances that created this are in place because, for some reason or another, you’re comfortable with that.”

“How is it possible for someone to get a raise when they haven’t raised the results?” he asked, saying he has no tolerance for teachers’ unions.

Read More…

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.



It almost looks like the media is anointing Alabama’s next leaders.

Featured Opinion

"In a Brooks America, a minority of white men would dominate every sphere of pubic life, while imposing religious order with Taliban-style justice."


No reporter has done more to chronicle the story of the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project than’s John Sharp. Recently,...


I would like to report a whole bunch of crimes.  Murders, actually. Hundreds of murders.  I want every Republican legislator, at least the last...