Governor Robert Bentley’s 2015 budget recommends a decrease in Education Trust Fund (ETF) appropriations. The Education Rolling Reserve Act of 2011 (ERRA) places a cap which […]
In 2008, under the leadership of Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana launched an educational scholarship program in New Orleans. The Louisiana Scholarship Program, similar to Alabama’s […]
Last week, I spent Thursday night at a Teacher Town Hall hosted by StudentsFirst and the Alabama Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). Before the […]
The State Superintendent of Education has released the names of 78 Alabama schools that are now designated as ‘failing’ under the Alabama Accountability Act. Under […]
The Accountability Act is a significant step towards improving the educational outcomes of students in failing schools.
Policy Priorities for Alabama is a handbook compiled specifically for each legislative session as a research and education guide on the issues facing our state.
After years of the status quo in public education, the Alabama Legislature and Governor Bentley enacted the Alabama Accountability Act to create alternative public education […]
In 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in the doorway of Foster Auditorium to block the “schoolhouse door” in order to prevent black students from […]
Alabama’s Blaine Amendment was passed as part of the 1901 Constitution. There are currently 38 states with Blaine Amendments. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled in […]
Tax credit scholarships provide a significant financial incentive for individuals and businesses to provide educational options for children in failing schools. Alabama’s Tax Credit Scholarship program could provide […]