Category Archives: Birmingham School System

General Krulak for Superintendent of Birmingham Schools

Last week’s ComebackTown blog was titled, “Our next Superintendent’s not going to save Birmingham Schools.” The point of the piece was that there’s no person dead or alive who can save our school system—not Moses, not President Abraham Lincoln–not even … Continue reading

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Our next Superintendent’s not going to save Birmingham Schools

Every editorial I read about hiring a new superintendent for Birmingham City Schools says it’s critical we recruit the right candidate.  The future of Birmingham Schools and possibly the City of Birmingham may be at stake. Unfortunately, our next superintendent has … Continue reading

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I send my daughter to Birmingham Schools—and love it

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Laura Gallitz.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. David Sher’s provocative title “I’ll do anything to help B’ham schools … Continue reading

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I’ll do anything to help B’ham schools except send my kids there

On March 1st I attended a TEDxBirmingham event at the Alys Stephens Center.  Fifteen speakers gave passionate speeches with the common theme to rediscover the magic of Birmingham. Quite frankly, it was an event I will never forget. One of … Continue reading

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Can Birmingham get over its low self-esteem?

One hundred years from now, when historians write the history of Birmingham, 2013 will be the year they say changed everything. Birmingham’s been called the “City of Perpetual Promise.”  We’ve been described as the “Magic City” at our zenith and … Continue reading

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Good-bye Birmingham Schools?

You’ve seen the headline, Retaining accreditation will be difficult for Birmingham city” schools. “Birmingham City Schools will have a hard time remaining accredited if board members don’t…start thinking of the system as a whole, said the president of the accrediting … Continue reading

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This e-mail scared the hell out of me

I’m not proud of this blog post. In fact, I waited a month after receiving the inflammatory e-mail below before publishing it. I didn’t want to promote the writer or his book.  But since links have been posted on Comeback.com, I thought it … Continue reading

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A modest idea to end balkanization of Birmingham School System

  Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on creating better government for metro Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Scotty Colson. When the School Board went to an elected board is when my family pretty much … Continue reading

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The real problem with our Birmingham Board of Education

  Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on creating better government for our region. Today’s guest blogger is Michael Calvert. The fundamental problem with the Birmingham Board of Education is the election of board members … Continue reading

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