Investigation Shows State School Board Member Conspired Against Superintendent Candidate

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Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey (file photo)

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The Alabama Board of Education accepted a report Wednesday that found five people, including a state school board member, conspired to keep a leading candidate from being chosen as state superintendent last year. An anonymous letter send to the board in July said Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey plagiarized his dissertation and got state employees to write it. This came as Pouncey was under consideration for state superintendent which ultimately went to Michael Sentance. The report is a boost for Pouncey who denied the allegations and filed a lawsuit over them. We talk about the situation with Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald.

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Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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