We strongly support Tim James to be the next governor of AL. He is a committed and consistent conservative. What sets Tim apart and makes him uniquely suited for this job is his deep understanding of what is required for children to get a solid educational foundation, particularly in English and math, but also in learning the values through history and literature that will make them good citizens.
It’s embarrassingly well known that since Alabama adopted the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 2010, our students have gone from the middle of the states to the very bottom on national tests. Unlike our current governor and many legislators, Tim understands that Alabama still has “Common Core” standards and assessments regardless of the phony name change “College and Career Readiness Standards” which occurred in 2013. Unlike his predecessors, Tim James has committed to use his position as governor to replace these failing standards and restore traditional teaching, curricula and testing, something the present governor has not even attempted to do.
We are convinced that our present governor has been very strongly influenced by special interests such as the Business Council of AL (BCA) and the A Plus Education Partnership and Best Practices Center. However, Tim James understands what is wrong in education and will take the time and energy needed to get education back on track in order to give our boys and girls the educational foundation and opportunity they need to fulfill their potential.
Alabama needs to look no further than Florida to see the importance of electing the right governor!--Betty Peters, 16 yr member of AL State School Board; Barbara Moore, 15 yrs teacher of History and Government