A plaque in the Library of Congress reads, “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” Certainly education is one of the most important aspects of a civilized, democratic society. Most everyone agrees education is important but many different opinions exist concerning the best way obtain a quality education.
Exciting, and sometimes scary things are taking place at the national, state, and local levels that have the potential for great change in our educational system. A nationwide curriculum called the Common Core has been adopted by 46 states including the state of
Alabama. No Child Left Behind still has many
unanswered questions and revisions are currently being discussed in Washington.
Great leadership is crucial to positive change.
Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Education and has a new Superintendent. Our
systems are in good hands with these two leaders providing direction and
guidance for our school system. Limestone County
forward to addressing the changes and challenges to be faced this year and the
years to come. Times of great change can be disconcerting, but the potential for
making our school system even better far out weighs the uncertainty of change. Ardmore