Category: <span>Commentary</span>

Will Whatley: Thank a trucker
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Will Whatley: Thank a trucker

"Growing up in a trucking family isn’t easy. It’s a lot of long hours for thankless work. So let me take this opportunity to celebrate the working man and give you the glimpse into the eye of a trucker."

Op-Ed: An Honest Discussion on Prisons, Part 2 – the Alabama Prison Program 
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Op-Ed: An Honest Discussion on Prisons, Part 2 – the Alabama Prison Program 

Our facilities are crowded, and our buildings are falling apart. Living and working conditions are, unquestionably, not sustainable. We face staffing shortages. Instances of violence among our inmate population pose a real challenge. No one denies this, least of all me. However, Governor Ivey, my staff, and I refuse to sit back and watch these problems further take root across our system. 

Schools Reopen: Overcoming the Equity Challenges of COVID-19
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Schools Reopen: Overcoming the Equity Challenges of COVID-19

Local districts have to balance factors like the rate of new COVID-19 cases, the needs of working parents, the academic and social-emotional needs of students, and many other factors to determine the most appropriate course. Additionally, there are serious concerns about the loss of high-quality instruction and its effect on our underserved students.