During a wide-ranging interview on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey elaborated on her pledge to consider school choice options she made during last week's inauguration.

When asked by host Todd Stacy what that might look like, the Governor cited more funding for charter schools.

"Most likely, I will take the lead and work with the legislators to make it reality," she said. "But the truth is we need to provide our charter schools with some start-up funds so when they get started, they can stay started and continue to prove the quality education."

"Most important thing we need is our parents being involved," Ivey continued. "We not only support our parents being involved, we encourage them to be involved in our child's choice of education, and we want parents to help make those decisions."

Jeff Poor is the executive editor of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email jeff.poor@1819News.com or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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