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Common Core debate splits party

he first regular legislative session of the quadrennium has begun. Legislators have arrived in Montgomery for their three-and-a-half month session and they will face a ... Read more

Demand cuts, be prepared to bleed

Once upon a time, I had a job in education. I began the work in August, about six weeks before the fiscal year ended. My ... Read more

What will legislature’s legacy be?

By CALEB CROSBY and KATHERINE ROBERTSON Lately, Alabamians have struggled to discern any difference between what they thought they voted against in November and what ... Read more

We’ll see Bentley’s cards Tuesday

The first legislative session of the quadrennium convenes next week. It is no secret that the state is broke. Fiscal problems left over from the ... Read more

Warm memories of chilly childhood home

This is a day for gratitude that I have a heated house. Oh, it is so nice to stand in front of my electric fireplace ... Read more