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Guest Editorial: Support Schools

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  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:20:05 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:  
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  • Editorial: "Consequences"

    Editorial: "Consequences"

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:20:05 GMT
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>

There are a lot of things good about Montgomery Public Schools. We have challenges as well.

Wilson Elementary and Carr Middle School opened their doors last August. The new Carver High and Bellingrath are under construction.

Innovative career academies are training our students for the jobs of the future and attacking our drop out challenge. More than 90 percent of our schools have met or exceeded the federal standards for adequate yearly progress.

The national media have identified several of our public schools as among the best in the nation.

Budget cuts totaling $28 million in just the past few months present unique challenges. Many of our teachers are using their own personal money to buy school supplies.

I'm asking you to focus on helping our teachers and children by donating $50 per teacher for supplies.

You can help by making a tax deductible contribution at any Regions Bank branch and help us meet our $100,000 goal. Please support our children. Our kids are our future.

Mayor of Montgomery,
Todd Strange

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