I entered high school in January of 1948, at A.H. Parker High School. I would have entered in September 1948, but the Principal, Bertrand H. Hudson, felt that I had accomplished all I would during the first semester of the Eighth Grade. Hence, a social promotion, then known as “skipping”. Continue reading 85 year old attorney muses about his youth, slavery, white flight, and Alabama constitution
Today’s guest blogger is Felicia Huntley.
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I wish the same thing for my son as you wish for yours.
I want for my son to have a chance in life.
I know he will never be successful without a quality education.
I live within the city limits of Birmingham, and up until now, parents have had very few educational options for their children. Continue reading At long last Birmingham students have options
You know about the Birmingham haters if you read the comments on al.com, ComebackTown, or any other Birmingham media.
Who are these people?
Why are they so antagonistic towards Birmingham?
And why are they against their own city, county, or region? Continue reading It must suck to be a Birmingham hater
I was startled when I received the following e-mail from a young Mountain Brook friend…
“How do you think it would go over if I suggested an alternative proposal to direct the proposed Mountain Brook property tax increase to Birmingham City Schools?” Continue reading Has my Mountain Brook friend lost his mind?
ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham.
Today’s guest blogger is Mark Martin. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.
“Birmingham is on the rise,” but our schools are in steady decline.
We led the nation through a historic civil rights movement, yet, each day as the 8 o’clock bell rings, we deny our most marginalized children a quality education. Continue reading Will it take a horrific disaster to fix Birmingham schools?