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COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Most folks in Alabama agree on one thing. All schools should be operated by competent instructional leaders, all children should be entitled to the opportunity for learning at least on their grade...

 

TEACHER TENURE LAW LEAVES THOUSANDS OF ALABAMA'S CHILDREN ILLITERATE

Beginning as early as 1909 schools systems began to insulate all teachers from being fired unjustly due to a wide array of unfair reasons such as replacing them with the school principal’s...

 

ALL LIFE MATTERS

Our country is facing a myriad of crises both at home and abroad. These include but not limited to an effective foreign policy in which President Obama has diminished over a century of the U.S. role...

 

When Falling Short of Reaching the Goal Change the Rules

The Alabama State Board of Education must be in awe of Tommy Bice, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education. It appears they believe he is the great one who will lead us to the promise land of...

 

Avoid The Summer Slide For Your Children

What has become called the “summer slide” takes its toll on our school-aged children. We all recall those sunny warm carefree days of summer when we were released from the confinement of school...

 

The Time Is Now To Voice Support For Our Law enforcement!

As we approach the summer of 2015 it is significant to know, as research studies show, that violent crimes occur at a higher rate in the summer season than any other season. There is a current heighte...

 

Revelations And The Unraveling Of Common Core

Does Tennessee Value Its Children’s Education More Than Alabama? On Tuesday, April 21 in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core....

 

An Abandoned Generation: Loss Of Values In Society, Homes And Schools

The devaluation of America’s cultural decency, the increase in fatherless homes and the steady decline in academic performance is now spiraling out of control. My generation has witnessed general...

 

The Battle Concerning Charter Schools...

Among the many legislative bills which will be introduced during Alabama’s legislative 2015 session is one with strong support of progressive lawmakers. They plan to introduce the bill in the...

 

Time For Alabama Local School Superintendents To Be Appointed – Not Elected

For decades local public school officials, politicians and legislators have debated the method in which local/district superintendents are selected. Nationally, 97.8 percent of all local district...

 

Sense and Nonsense About Police Behavior and Racial Profiling

The increase of accusations by the African-American or black community that white police officers disproportionately target black residents has become the focus of recent and current nation-wide...

 

Like Obama Care, "Obama Core" is Unraveling

The private-federal partnership which created “Common Core State Standards” (CCSS) or Common Core is now beginning to unravel in many states across the U.S. In an opinion article published in the...

 

Bad Behavior, Crime, Crime Justice System, Prison, And Reading

It was Christmas Eve morning, 1980, in a small quaint college town – Montevallo. Within a few hours most everyone had heard the gruesome news. A long-time 86 year-old distinguished widow of the form...

 

College and University Crime and Student Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

Each summer most parents of college-bound students attend one or more college/university orientations where higher education institution officials showcase their broad selection of academic programs,...

 

Common Core: Uncommon Sense

There is a growing outcry from parents across Alabama regarding the federally created k – 12 curricula standards, "Common Core State Standards" (CCSS) recently adopted by an Alabama's State Board...

 

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