The Montgomery Advertiser
Editorial: BCA will unite business community and public education
“The quality of public education has enormous implications for Alabama’s economic prospects, so a serious, committed alliance of education and business interests could be a great asset for the state. We hope the organization being formed by the Business Council of Alabama will be exactly that.
BCA says the Business and Education Alliance “will provide objective research and support for proven and innovative education programs” and “advocate for the implementation of new and needed education reforms, such as public charter schools and expanded school choice options.”
BEA took a commendable first step in naming Joe Morton, the former state superintendent of education, as president and chairman. Morton is a highly regarded educator who can operate comfortably and credibly in both the education and business camps. That’s important, because even though business and education should be natural partners, political tensions have often existed between the two in our state.”
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