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  • Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:20:14 GMT
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.  This year alone in our area a femaleMore >>
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.More >>
  • Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:20:09 GMT
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:20:06 GMT
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
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  • Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-12-25 00:15:09 GMT
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy HolidaysMore >>
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy Holidays and that certainly includes Christmas.More >>
  • Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-20 00:20:06 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
  • Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-18 00:20:09 GMT
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Our editorial on Advance Placement test improvement upset many. 

Vickey Neven emailed: "Teachers can only do so much and then it is up to the parents to help develop their kids education along with their teachers." 

Vickey – Agree 100%! 

Dan Harris emailed:  "If this state was serious about building a top notch public education system it would take the actions necessary to ensure proper funding for the various public schools systems allowing them to attract the best and the brightest to teach in the classroom and to provide them with all of the tools necessary to ensure success. Proration would never be an option.  When have you ever heard that one of the state's top football programs was being subjected to proration?" 

A veteran teacher, emailed: "We cannot recruit students.  We have to take what we are given.  I have been given tenth graders who read on a second grade level; even worse than that I have been given students who do not care and will tell you they do not care.   Evaluate me as an educator on what I do,  and not on the desires or lack thereof of unmotivated students.  When the classroom teacher is able to choose the best and brightest students there are, then hold the classroom teacher accountable for student test scores.  Otherwise, recognize and applaud improvement on any level, not just arbitrary benchmarks on standardized tests." 

Our "Civic Pride" email upset some as well:  "Civic pride means to move forward," one viewer emailed. "These towns and their conditions go back 50 years! Don‘t blame the people blame the elites who are running these towns?  Start asking them what happened?"

And our "Labor Needs" editorial prompted this email: "The one thing these southern states need to change is the status of being non-union states!" 

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