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Community may not be buying Thomas’ report on Tate

Community may not be buying Thomas’ report on Tate

If the intent of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was to quell criticism, his March 24 report appears to be a dismal failure. Parents and community officials aren't buying the report as being independent. I spoke with a pastor today who is upset that the school officials didn't turn the [...]

Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker of the House Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater to halt two joint resolutions that have [...]

FCAT prep- is it working? No

FCAT prep- is it working? No

We know that many of our public schools are spending hours of class time preparing for the FCAT tests. In the schools that have the lowest scores, they have replaced most reading, math and science classes with FCAT prep. What has it done? Very little to improve FCAT scores. Let's track the test [...]

Board closes two schools

No, it isn't Escambia County. Mobile County school board on Monday unanimously voted to close two schools when classes end next week Glendale Elementary in Prichard and Shaw High in northwest Mobile. The Escambia County School Board could never make such a decisive vote and make it effective in [...]