Metropolitan Birmingham is the only one of our peer cities to lose jobs from 2001-2010 and from 2011-2013 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Many folks feel the reason for our poor job performance is too many competing governments.
Why don’t we do something about it?
Because most people feel some sort of government consolidation is impossible.
However, two of Birmingham’s most respected leaders agree that change is critical to our future. Continue reading Grinney and Krulak agree on how to fix Birmingham
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 Coach Nick Saban.
The piece received many comments—both online and in person—but a response I never expected was that we needed a ‘Krulak-like’ solution. Continue reading General Krulak for Superintendent of Birmingham Schools