Letters to the Editor

Common Core is not the answer

This letter is in response to the Op-Ed “Taking Bell’s Comments to Task,” regarding Common Core Standards. As an teacher, I respectfully disagree with this ... Read more

Standards not preparing students

As a retired educator directly involved in public education, I am writing in response to the recent article, “Taking Bell’s Comments to Task”. I have ... Read more

Accountability Act offers a choice

As a parent, I know that we all want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their education. But what happens when ... Read more

Taking Bell’s comments to task

The Messenger recently ran a story covering Alabama State Board of Education Vice President Stephanie Bell’s recent visit and address to the Pike County Republican ... Read more | 1 comment

Neighbor’s good deed deserves note

As I was about to leave work this afternoon I received a brief text from my wife. “Are you missing a $100 bill?”, she asked. ... Read more