Alabama students have school choice options

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the Alabama House and Senate for ensuring thousands of Alabama families will have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.

“Alabama children now have the ability to secure the funding necessary to obtain access to a better education and that wouldn't be possible without the courageous support of the Alabama House and Senate," said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel for the American Federation for Children. “Thanks for the leadership of Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh and Speaker Mike Hubbard the Accountability Act will remain a vital option for low-income Alabama families.”

The Accountability Act allows families with children attending schools labeled as "failing" to receive tax credits, estimated at $3,500 per year to help pay tuition at a school of their parent's choice.

The final House and Senate vote came during the American Federation for Children's 4th annual National Policy Summit, where hundreds of parents, students, political leaders and education reform supporters are meeting to discuss school choice. Tonight's keynote speaker is Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

For more information about the ongoing Summit, please visit www.AFCPolicySummit.com.