J. Pepper Bryars joined Pete Riehm’s Common Sense Radio show on Mobile’s 106.5 FM Thursday to discuss the tax-credit scholarships created by the Alabama Accountability Act that enable a limited number of low-income Alabamians to transfer to a public or private school of their choice.

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