Alabama Policy Institute reports that Alabama’s school choice program is under attack. The Alabama Accountability Act, which offers tax-credit scholarships to some of the least privileged Alabamians, is set to face a repeal effort when the legislature convenes in 2019.
Although the funds that go to these tax-credit scholarships amount to less than .5 percent of the state’s Education Trust Fund, the Alabama Education Association, Alabama’s teacher’s union, has joined forces with many in the state media and even some local school boards to assault the program.
To combat this repeal attempt, the Alabama Policy Institute has joined forces with other school choice champions in the state. A grassroots campaign to get parents and influential community members to voice their support of the program has begun. API expects success — perhaps even program expansion — as a result of efforts.