Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fund Schools Not Prisons

On last Friday's edition of For the Record Dr. Joe Morton, Superintendent of Alabama Schools, was the guest. Alabama is facing major budget cuts to the education system. By major I mean to the tune of $500 million. At about 39 minutes into the show Dr. Morton states that if we spent more on education now we would spend less on prisons in the future. Needless to say I was very happy to hear those words that I have been saying for what seems like forever. I don't imagine Dr. Morton would want to publicly join with me in advocacy efforts to reduce the size of our prison system....but I'll write him and ask him anyway.

Watch the show.

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