What A Difference A Day Makes

By Larry Lee

It was just 24 hours after I sat through Tuesday’s hearing on the RAISE/PREP bill and watched the majority of the senate committee vote against our public schools that I was back in downtown Montgomery.  Same time as day before, but across the street at a luncheon where the Council for Leaders in Alabama School (CLAS) held their annual Banner School recognition luncheon.

I gathered with educators from Mobile to Madison and listened as 14 principals told about some of the amazing things happening in their schools.  Marsha Shelley from tiny Webb in Houston County talked about how Webb elementary, a school were 87 percent of students are on free-reduced lunches, has truly come together as a faculty in the last three years and seen exceptional student growth.