Birmingham-- Bestselling author and internationally recognized education advocate Greg Mortenson recently spoke with Dan Carsen, WBHM's education reporter. The interview took place at Birmingham's Samford University shortly before media reports questioned Mortenson's financial dealings and his accounts of his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Links to Mortensons's books, the charities he helped found, and recent reports outlining the controversy are below. In the interview, Mortenson shares his thoughts on issues facing education in the South, including teacher pay and teacher tenure. Mortenson tells Carsen that education is at a real turning point in the South and across the U.S.
~ Dan Carsen, April 20, 2011