Communities need people to thrive, and no amount of funding can compensate for a community that continually loses its best people year after year.
It is tempting to pass off the whole matter as partisan wrangling, but we should push past that inclination. The question that should haunt us is this: “how would you react if the other party was found to have engaged in this behavior?”
By MATHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News The state of Alabama has spent considerable time in the national news of late, as television pundits and presidential hopefuls have debated the merits of the state’s new abortion law. Even pro-life conservatives have engaged in a rather intense debate over the merits of the bill and whether an...
Generation X and its millennial siblings are no longer responding to political arguments the way voters once did. The despair and angst that marks much of Republican rhetoric the last two elections is not resonating with young voters. It seems that what young voters want is something markedly more hopeful and optimistic.
This legislation forces our state’s institutions, from the state board of education down to every elementary school, to reckon with the fact that too many children have managed to move up the ladder without achieving the appropriate level of literacy.