EDITORIAL: The problem with dropouts
The latest study on why high school dropouts are a problem focuses on lost taxpayer revenue.
Much of the report comes from Civic Enterprises, a public policy group. The reports notes that a 90 percent graduation rate, a goal set by former President George W. Bush, would send about $1.8 billion in lost revenue back to states.
EDITORIAL: The area’s big catch
The official word that Cullman will be home to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame came out of Tulsa, Okla., Friday night.
EDITORIAL: Dwindling dollars for services
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore believes the state judicial system is in danger of crumbling because of the lag in funding that comes from the General Fund.
EDITORIAL: Feds need to feel the pain
American workers have faced layoffs, furloughs and stagnated salaries since the economic downturn of 2008. For many citizens, those hardships are not going away anytime soon.
EDITORIAL: Solutions to violent behavior
Society has finally declined to the point that armed officers are needed in every school.
Editorial: Stand firm for what is right
The legislature’s Senate Education Committee last week voted for a flexibility bill that would grant more powers to local school boards and superintendents.
The move by the committee is promising, because local school districts need the ability to come from beneath the weight of blanket rules and regulations made from afar.
EDITORIAL: City records should be free
For the first time ever the City of Cullman has established a fee structure for anyone seeking public records. It now costs 50 cents per page for requested documents, on top of potential “actual costs” for a city employee to assemble the files, if needed.
EDITORIAL: Hold up on pay raises
After all the talk of fiscal responsibility needed in the state of Alabama, a the governor and a host of lawmaker are apparently prepared to dive head-first into the vote-charming pool of teacher pay raises.
EDITORIAL: Chester Freeman, community builder
Cullman County has developed a splendid reputation as a family-friendly community because of a long history of neighborly care and strong civic pride.
EDITORIAL: Lurking in every community
Jim Lee Dykes is dead, a fact that few people in Alabama are mourning after this man’s deadly crime spree.
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