Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth continues to push for school choice as the March legislative session creeps closer.   

Since the 2022 regular session, the cries for school choice have grown louder. Alabama’s poor national performance in reading, math and science has led many to consider schools other than those in which they are currently zoned.

School choice was a fiery issue in 2022. Former State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) introduced a bill in tandem with former State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery), which never received any House deliberation after passing the Senate.

Earlier this month, Ainsworth and Gov. Kay Ivey made school choice a topic in their inaugural address, both claiming to make broadening school a priority in the new quadrennium.

See: Ivey, Ainsworth hint at school choice during inauguration remarks

Over the weekend, Ainsworth took to Twitter to again voice his support for school choice.

“I believe it’s time for real school choice that allows parents in Alabama to decide what's best for their children. Who agrees?” Ainsworth wrote.

He later added he was "all in" on school choice.

Ainsworth also praised U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), who also took to Twitter to support school choice week, saying, “No child’s zip code should determine their destiny.”

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