Lame duck 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.