This past Friday, the Alabama Federation for Children sponsored a cookout and backpack giveaway at the Foundry Thrift Store in Fairfield. Turnout was incredible.
While school’s out for summer, some low-income parents are apparently being stonewalled by school officials, preventing them from sending their children to better schools, as Alabama law allows.
Yesterday, scholarship students from across the state descended on the Alabama State House to talk with legislators about Senate Bill 123, a bill that would make minor, yet critical, improvements to the Alabama Tax Credit Scholarship Program.
The Credible Research Shows Progress for Kids
Recent columns in the news media, including ones in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, are using self-selected data points to suggest that private school choice programs do not work for children. This assertion, while it makes a nice headline and feeds a false narrative the education establishment is working overtime to create, bears no resemblance to the actual evidence.
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A recent study released by the Alabama Federation for Children suggests the scholarship tax credit program, set up by the Alabama Accountability Act, has saved the state millions of dollars.
With the election of President Donald Trump, school choice has been at the front of every discussion affecting education policy in the United States. I am pleased to say that the Alabama Legislature has been opening up choice for students and parents long before it was part of the national discussion. I am proud to have introduced sweeping legislation that allows for the creation of public charter schools and the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA), which makes it easier for parents to send their children to different schools when they have no option.
It’s hard to miss the yellow scarves advertising school choice week, especially at the School Choice Week Rally.
About 2,000 students, parents, and supporters came out for the event.
Ibrahim Lee, an activist for school choice, says we need to keep pushing for opportunities.
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You may have noticed hundreds of yellow scarfs in downtown Montgomery Friday morning but it wasn't due to the weather.
This week marks National School Choice week.
Parents, educators, and students gathered to promote what they say are more opportunities for better education.