Guide to the Issues: The Alabama Accountability Act: 2017 Amendments

Guide to the Issues: The Alabama Accountability Act: 2017 Amendments

Four years ago, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA). Now, legislation is being considered that would amend it.

This Guide explains what the AAA is, and how the AAA would be changed by the amendments.

Last year, donations to the scholarship funds of SGOs fell from $25.8 million to $19.9 million—a drop of $5.9 million, more than one-fifth of all donations.

The proposed amendments to the Alabama Accountability Act intelligently address this funding problem. The result should be a bigger pool of donors and donations, and—most importantly—more school choice for students who otherwise would have none.