Too many children in Alabama are trapped in schools that are not meeting their needs. Rather than waiting around for their existing schools to improve, the Alabama Federation for Children believes parents should have a wide range of high-quality schools or educational options to choose from – whether traditional public schools, public charter schools, private schools, or virtual learning. Private school choice, through scholarship tax credit programs, vouchers, education savings accounts and individual tuition tax credits, gives students, especially those from low-income families or those with special needs, the opportunity to receive tuition to attend a private school that meets their needs immediately.
No two children learn the exact same way. Why would we expect their government assigned school to fit every student’s need? The stories below show what can happen when parents have the ability to choose the school that works best for their child.