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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
A big race in the primary election in Madison County is the race for school superintendent. It's an election we don't see in every district.
Alabama is one of the few states where school superintendents are either elected or appointed based on the district.
According to the Southern Legislative Conference, all city school superintendents in the state are appointed by the school board.
When it comes to county school superintendents, that's where it varies. They can either be elected or appointed based on the county.
According to the SLC, 27 counties in Alabama appoint and 40 elect their superintendent.
Proponents for elected superintendents argue that it provides a more democratic school system because the superintendent answers to the people, not necessarily the school board.
Those in favor of an appointed superintendent say it increases the pool of qualified candidates because they don't have to be residents of a district to be appointed to the job.