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Stephanie Holden Smith: Educational freedom should mean freedom for every Alabama student

School Choice is a hot button issue in Alabama and nationwide. But what is school choice? More importantly, what is it not, and what should or could it be?

State Sen. Marsh: 'Criminal' that GOP-led legislature hasn't made school choice a priority; Blames AEA influence of colleagues for inaction

In an interview that aired Wednesday on "Rightside Radio," Marsh was critical of his Republican colleagues, who he said were "under the influence" of the AEA.

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State Rep. Paschal says 'school choice' must be clearly defined before the legislature proceeds

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) says there are things the legislature consider before implementing a school choice system.

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Emma Gibney: API survey reveals lack of transparency in local public schools

Seventy-four percent of school board members who responded to a survey conducted by the Alabama Policy Institute oppose school choice. This is in stark contrast to the overwhelming number of Alabamians, 80%, who desire state-wide school choice expansion.

State Rep. Meadows 'optimistic' about school choice's future in the new quadrennium

Despite the challenges that lie ahead, State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery) is optimistic about the prospects of school choice in the upcoming quadrennium.

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Parker Snider: Tennessee launches school choice voucher program this year

Starting this upcoming school year, families in Tennessee will be able to enroll in a school choice program that allows eligible students to use taxpayer dollars to attend private schools.  On Wednesday, a Tennessee court lifted its injunction against the Education Savings Account program, which was originally signed into law in 2019. As a result, Governor Bill Lee announced that the program would be active starting this fall.

Ainsworth addresses Mid-Alabama Republican Club

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to the Mid-Alabama Republican Club on Saturday where he addressed a large number of topics.

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Ray Melick talks Auburn University football and school choice on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News' Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the Auburn football coaching situation...

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Bill to give military families school choice held over

The Alabama House of Representatives held over a school choice bill for military families who live on Alabama’s military bases until...

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House Democrats lay out agenda, some upset over lack of media coverage

  The Alabama House Democrats held a press conference on Wednesday to highlight legislation that their members are sponsoring and to...

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School choice substitute expected in the Senate

A substitution is in the works for the school choice bill in the Alabama legislature.   Rep. Charlotte Meadows and Sen. Del Marsh introduced...

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Alabama school choice draws national attention

School choice in Alabama continues to draw national attention.   Rep. Charlotte Meadows and Sen. Del Marsh have presented a school...

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School choice bill presented to legislature

A school choice bill is being presented before the Alabama legislature. Rep. Charlotte Meadows and Sen. Del Marsh have teamed together...

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Blanchard formally qualifies for governor

Gubernatorial candidate Lynda “Lindy” Blanchard formally qualified with the Alabama Republican Party on Friday. “I am incredibly happy...

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Mike Dunn drops out of U.S. Senate race to run for Alabama Senate, endorsing Durant

Iraq War veteran Mike Dunn told 1819 News on Monday that he is running for Alabama Senate District 17 in the Republican primary and...

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Alabama pastor running for governor doesn't believe in vaccine; Wants changes for school choice

By Brandon Moseley Republican gubernatorial candidate Dean Odle addressed a gathering by Alabama Liberty Action on the steps of Alabama’s...