To the Alabama Education Association, 50 percent is a great job

Alabama Education Association District 28 UniServe director Jocelyn Schilling said “That scares me a little bit,” about the fact that charter schools aren’t required to offer their teachers tenure. Later in the North Jefferson News article Schilling said that schools in north Jefferson County all perform at a high level. What? “‘Communities are happy with … [Read more…]

Charter school law chugging along

From the Gadsden Times: MONTGOMERY — A charter school bill that could help Alabama be more competitive in applying for federal education funds is being prepared for the 2010 legislative session that begins Jan. 12. For it: Birmingham News, The Alabama Policy Institute, Gov. Bob Riley, Alabama Possible, Caroline Novack of the A+ Partnership, Former … [Read more…]

Charter Schools Might Be Coming to Alabama – Time to Put the Money Where the Mouth Is

I wrote this a while ago but with the holidays and whatnot didn’t have time/inclination to post it. Learned today via al.com that my home state of Alabama might be getting herself some charter schools! Yeehaw! While charter schools are hardly the Anarcho-capitalist ideal, I believe they can constitute a step in the right direction. … [Read more…]

Whole Foods CEO really gets this capitalism thing

From a Reason Magazine interview with CEO of Whole Foods John Mackey: We’ve created this wall in the world. On the one hand, we believe that not-for-profits and government are motivated by a deeper purpose—public service—and then on the other side of this wall, we have corporations and businesses, and they’re motivated strictly by selfishness … [Read more…]