Tuesday, December 28 2010 7:30 PM EST2010-12-29 00:30:16 GMT
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - College bowl fever rises this weekend. Alabama will likely duplicate what Troy did earlier this bowl season. Auburn is also favored to win the final and biggest bowl game JanuaryMore >>
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Full and healthy stomachs lead to better learning in schools and a more prosperous nation. Children are able to concentrate more in the classroom and acquire the skills they need to compete in a global economy.More >>
Tuesday, December 14 2010 7:30 PM EST2010-12-15 00:30:34 GMT
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Our editorial "Pensions Paying Foolishness" taking issue with sending pension checks to public employees who abused the public trust and were serving jail time for it elicited thisMore >>
Alabama should raise the legal high school dropout rate to age 17 from 16. Bills out of committee in both houses will do just that and we encourage legislators to vote for them.
Of course, that alone won't dig us out of the bottom ten nationally in graduation rates.
Inspiring and encouraging teachers and parents need to help as well.
Enhanced dropout prevention programs like the ones in both bills will also help.
About one of every four Alabamians does not have a high school diploma.
That hurts our state economically now and will cripple it if it continues.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says he is terrified of our workforce of tomorrow when he compares our high schools to what he sees traveling abroad.
Former President Bill Clinton says, "where once nations measured their strength by the size of their armies and arsenals, in the world of the future knowledge will matter most."
It is past time to get serious about education in our state.