Senators Reiterate Support For Alabama Immigration Law

Senators Reiterate Support For Alabama Immigration Law

Below is a letter to Governor Bentley reaffirming support for the immigration law from several Republican legislators.  We’re glad to see these elected officials standing up against all the pressure from the media!

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National Popular Vote Is A Bad Idea

National Popular Vote Is A Bad Idea

Check out Phyllis’ latest column explaining why national popular vote is a bad idea. National Popular Vote Is A Bad Idea by Phyllis Schlafly Moving quietly under cover of presidential debates and the enormous publicity given to the race for the Republican nomination is a plan to change how U.S. Presidents are elected. It would […]

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After Passage Of Immigration Law, Unemployment Falls

After Passage Of Immigration Law, Unemployment Falls

According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alabama’s unemployment rate fell by 0.5% in October.  Compare that to the national unemployment rate which fell 0.1%.  Alabama also far out paced surrounding states.  Georgia and Mississippi’s unemployment rates both stayed steady, and Tennessee’s fell by 0.1%. Coincidentally, September is the first month […]

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S&P Says Internet Sales Tax Bills Will Yield Little

S&P Says Internet Sales Tax Bills Will Yield Little

Wall Street credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s say the current push by states to collect sales tax on internet purchases will yield little in the way of increased revenues: America’s state governments won’t see many revenue gains any time soon if they triumph in battles to tax sales by out-of-state Internet retailers, a leading […]

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Thomas Sowell On Affirmative Action, Civil Rights and Welfare

Thomas Sowell On Affirmative Action, Civil Rights and Welfare

We know this is an old video, but Thomas Sowell’s words of wisdom on Charlie Rose’s show still ring true.  It’s definitely worth 5 minutes of your time.

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AG Luther Strange Explains His Position on AL’s New Immigration Law

AG Luther Strange Explains His Position on AL’s New Immigration Law

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange had a great op-ed in the Mobile Press-Register yesterday explaining his position on Alabama’s new immigration law.  A BIG thanks to Big Luther for doing such a wonderful job defending Alabama! By LUTHER STRANGE Special to the Press-Register As the attorney general of Alabama, it is my duty to uphold […]

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AL Congressmen Ask Sec. Duncan To Stop Tying CCSI To Federal Grant Opportunities

AL Congressmen Ask Sec. Duncan To Stop Tying CCSI To Federal Grant Opportunities

Representatives Robert Aderholt, Jo Bonner and Mo Brooks recently wrote Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking him to stop tying federal waivers and grant opportunities to the adoption of CCSI.  They said in part: “We are aware that the Common Core Standards developed by the National Governors Association in conjunction with the Chief State School […]

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Top Education Consultants Say Alabama Should Keep Its Own Sound Standards

Top Education Consultants Say Alabama Should Keep Its Own Sound Standards

At a press conference this morning at the Alabama State House, Sen. Dick Brewbaker, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and two nationally recognized curriculum experts explained why Common Core Standards are bad for Alabama.  Former Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education and current member of California’s Academic Content Standards Commission Ze’ev Wurman said: […]

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Response to SBOE Member Randy McKinney

Response to SBOE Member Randy McKinney

State Board of Education Member Randy McKinney recently wrote to GOP Chairman Bill Armistead in favor of the Common Core Standards Initiative.  Below is a response to Mr. McKinney’s comments. November 4, 2011 Mr. Randy McKinney, Vice-President of the Alabama State Board of Education RE:  Oct. 20, 2011 Letter to Mr. Bill Armistead Mr. McKinney: […]

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Alabama Reading Scores Catch Up To National Average

Alabama Reading Scores Catch Up To National Average

Alabama 4 graders’ reading scores have caught up with the national average for the first time in the state’s history.  It’s important to note that this was accomplished WITHOUT the Common Core Standards Initiative… Alabama’s fourth-graders caught up to the rest of the nation in reading scores for the first time in the state’s history […]

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