Alabama finished 22nd with a "C grade" in a national index ranking states by their policies related to K-12 educational freedom.
Showcased on the front page of the September issue of the Alabama Education Association's "Alabama School Journal" was a reprinted opinion column from Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) CEO David Bronner warning about expanding school choice in Alabama through education savings accounts (ESA).
In 2043, as the sun set over the Rocket City, its people looked back on the past two decades with pride. They transformed their community into a place where every child's dreams could take flight.
CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama David Bronner recently leveraged the RSA’s newsletter to advocate against education savings accounts, which he claimed would jeopardize public schools and leave private schools unaccountable.
With Gov. Kay Ivey now pushing for legislation to create education savings accounts next session, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is confident school choice will become a reality in Alabama.
John Cooper still has his job while he awaits the appeal on the bridge ruling and the criminal trial for his harassment/intimidation charges.
Today I offer a measure to make Alabama the education reform leader: end government schools entirely.
We have yet to see the details of how this ESA bill that Ivey is so confident about will play out, but it is definitely a glimmer of hope on Alabama’s education horizon and a long-awaited step forward for our children’s future.
According to Gov. Kay Ivey, school choice in Alabama in the form of education savings accounts is in the works for the 2024 legislative session, but details of what that will look like are scant.
Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.
Universal school choice legislation will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session with some possible tweaks.
Orr said he anticipated "some sort of school choice legislation" making it through the Alabama Legislature in 2024.
'I said it's amazing that all these bills just come out, but are there bills that we need to be trying to repeal versus always creating laws?'
Headed into this year's legislative session, some speculated the Alabama Education Association (AEA), which functions as the labor union for Alabama's public K-12 school teachers, would take a different conservative-friendly approach in 2023.
Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth calls Senate failure to pass school choice legislation a disappointment as the session comes to an end.
The Alabama Senate passed an expansion of the Alabama Accountability Act tax credit program late Tuesday night after over five hours of filibusters from Democrats and Republicans.
The Alabama Senate will “hopefully” vote on the PRICE Act on Tuesday, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).
The Alabama Legislature is entertaining legislation that would create a scholarship program for those attending non-public schools.
The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is lauding the comprehensive school choice legislation that passed amended out of senate Committee on Wednesday.
The Parental Rights in Children’s Education Act passed committee on Wednesday after receiving its second public hearing in a Senate committee.
State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is confident about the chances of major school choice legislation passing out of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.
The PRICE Act sponsored by State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) is on the agenda for the Finance and Taxation Education Committee on Wednesday.
Despite a setback last week, there’s still time to pass major school choice legislation in the current legislative session, according to State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia).
If the legislature continues to delay school choice legislation, it’s not because it is too costly or because the program would not improve the quality of education in Alabama’s schools.
During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" later on Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, a pro-school choice advocate, likened the process to the so-called "Free the Hops" effort, which, in part, led to the growth in the number of craft beer breweries in Alabama. The effort took many years but eventually succeeded.
The Parental Rights in Children's Education Act, which would offer comprehensive school choice in Alabama, was sent to another Senate committee after receiving a public hearing in the Senate Education Committee.