Category: Political

By Dr. Henry C. Mabry, Executive Secretary By now every educator in Alabama should understand that elections really do have consequences. Alabama’s 2014 general election is a month away, and the November 4 Election Day for state offices matters more for public education than any election over the past decade. Four years ago, Alabamians elected […]

Date: 10/07/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Gregory T. Graves, Associate Executive Secretary Insuring things that are valuable to you is common sense. Your home, your car, things that you have worked hard to obtain and in which you have invested large sums of money, which was earned as a result of your labor, should be protected from the unexpected. […]

Date: 10/03/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Henry C. Mabry, Executive Secretary What do educators in Alabama have to look forward to concerning raises as the 2015 session looms just over the horizon? The prospects might not be good without changes in November, considering the anti-education Republican supermajority refused to grant a pay raise in an election year. Reviewing all […]

Date: 09/19/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Gregory T. Graves, Associate Executive Secretary Everyone who cares about the future of public education in Birmingham needs to ask themselves a question: when is it enough? This question should be at the forefront of discussion after Judge Michael Graffeo’s decision that the reduction-in-force (RIF) carried out in 2012 by the State Department […]

Date: 09/18/14
Category: Political

By Anita Gibson, AEA President Would you allow a thief to come into your home in the middle of the night, let alone in broad daylight? Would you leave your home and family unprotected? Absolutely not. In fact, most of us are over insured and do everything within our power to ensure the safety of […]

Date: 09/17/14
Category: Political

By Anita Gibson, AEA President Welcome back to school! As we begin a new school year we will be faced with many changes and challenges. Some of these will be new and some will not. I recently did a little reflective thinking concerning the struggles we face as public educators. I discovered some pretty amazing […]

Date: 08/14/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Gregory T. Graves, Associate Executive Secretary Several months ago a report was released outlining the demographics of public school enrollment in America. Its findings were not surprising. Almost half of all public school students in the United States are low-income and qualify for free or reduced lunch. It is also no surprise that […]

Date: 08/12/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Henry C. Mabry, AEA Executive Secretary Gov. Robert Bentley continues to say he wants to work with public education and is for teachers and education support personnel. He said this as he cut our educators pay. He said this when he supported charter schools. He said this when he tried to raid the […]

Date: 08/11/14
Category: Political

By Anita Gibson, AEA President Educators and the education profession have endured much over the past four years: cuts in education funding, cuts in pay, increases in PEEHIP and TRS contributions, the ending of AEA representation on the TRS board, the end of payroll deduction, etc., all designed to break us, but we survived. And […]

Date: 07/17/14
Category: Political

By Dr. Gregory T. Graves, AEA Associate Executive Secretary I’m sure all of you have heard the old saying, “what’s done in the dark shall soon come to the light.” It is far past time that someone shed some light on what has been going on in the Birmingham City School System under the disguise […]

Date: 07/13/14
Category: Political