MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Outgoing Gov. Bob Riley says he's not
sure if he will ever run for public office again. But the two-term
governor says he intends to stay in the public eye by being an
advocate for improvements in Alabama's public schools.
Riley cites former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and his
Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy as his role model.
The institute brings together international leaders in education
with government officials to share ideas about which school
policies work - and which do not. Riley says he has attended
conferences at the institute in Chapel Hill, and he would like to
create something like it in Alabama.