Defend democracy in the South.


Is it "Malaise" Time Yet?

October 4, 2005 - Georgia cancelled school for two days last week, ostensibly to "save energy," and Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (and one of my favorite columnists) doesn't think it's a very good idea:

College Democrat on the move

By R. Neal
September 29, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The Mrs. and I ran into an interesting young man at a political rally here in East Tennessee last fall. I found his attitude and enthusiasm refreshing, and it gave me hope for the future. I thought it would be interesting to find out what he's up to, and he graciously agreed to an e-mail interview.

Investing in Education: It Works

August 5, 2005 - As states across the country release their education "report cards," the Christian Science Monitor has a good piece up today about why the nation's math and reading scores went up this year. In short, it was the South:

Southern Baptists vs. Public Education

June 1, 2005 - The right-wing WorldNetDaily reports on a resolution being mulled by the Southern Baptist Convention "calling for church members to pull their children out of public schools." The resolution further asks churches to "lovingly warn all of their members concerning the toxic spiritual nature of the government school

A Lifeline for Schoolchildren

May 24, 2005 - The Texas legislature isn't all bad; in what the San Antonio News-Express (reg req'd) called "a stunning rejection of the Republican leadership's wishes," a bill to establish one of the most extensive school vouchers system in the country was just defeated.

Down and Out on the Right

April 22, 2005 - One would think that with the conservative right controlling the White House, Congress, and the Judiciary; holding 29 governorships; and having the ideological allegiance of most of corporate America, they would feel in pretty good shape.

Battle Sharpens Over College for Immigrant Kids

April 18, 2005 - One of the sharpest political debates erupting in statehouses this year -- and a key battle between progressive and anti-immigrant forces nationwide -- is over proposals to give the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.