to R) Dr. Harold Dodge, superintendent, Mobile County
Public School System, Dr. Faron Hollinger, superintendent,
Baldwin County Public School System, Gordon Moulton,
President, University of South Alabama, David Thomas,
Campus Director, Bishop State Community College, Lena
Dexter, Dean of Federal Programs, Faulkner State Community
education leaders from the Alabama Gulf Coast held a news
conference today to show solidarity of support for Gov. Bob
Rileys tax reform proposals. The news conference took
place at the University of South Alabama.
investing in the future of Alabama, University of South
Alabama President Gordon Moulton told more than 100 supporters
representing K-12, community colleges and higher education.
Join us in a vigorous campaign to move Alabama forward.
Its the right and timely thing to do, he said.
Dodge, superintendent of the Mobile County Public School System,
warned that class sizes will explode in the fall
if more revenue isnt forthcoming. We are on the
verge of a catastrophe, said Dr. Faron Hollinger, superintendent
of Baldwin Countys public school system. Gov.
Rileys plan is essential for Alabama, he added.
conference brought together different levels of public education
that at times have been pitted against each other for revenue.
We cannot compete with ourselves in order to do what
must be done for our children, Lena Dexter, dean of
federal programs at Faulkner State Community College in Bay
governors tax package will provide quality education
with accountability, said David Thomas, campus director
at Bishop State Community College in Mobile.