Davis Camp Weighs in on Byrne's Pledge, AEA
Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, issued the following statement about Byrne's recent announcement.
“I have disagreed with AEA’s leadership on charter schools, and I am an advocate of reforms that will strengthen confidence in higher education. That may explain why I have not received AEA’s financial support in the governor’s race.
"But after experiencing seven years in Washington of bitter infighting and the demonization of political adversaries, I think that Bradley Byrne’s denunciation of AEA is the opposite of the consensus building a governor needs to practice.
"I want to go to Montgomery to build a new coalition to revitalize our schools from pre-K to higher education, and it is wrong to think that AEA and teachers can be excluded from the table.”
-- posted by Markeshia Ricks