Options in Education Foster Increased Opportunities for Students

I grew up in poverty. I know what it’s like to be without electricity and to move because the rent is past-due. I’ve lived the struggles, the poverty that limited opportunity brings. I was one of the students you hear about on TV who receive a free or reduced-price lunch. I saw my single mother […]

API Earns National Award

As part of the State Policy Network’s (SPN) annual meeting, the nationwide organization made up of state focused education and research institutes (also known as think tanks), announced that Alabama Policy Institute (API) had been awarded the “Bob Williams Award for Most Influential Research.” Specifically, API’s research entitled “Healthy Citizenry, Healthy Economy, Heathy Society” received […]

API President’s Statement Opposing Governor’s “Masks in Class” Mandate

Birmingham, Ala. – Today (July 29, 2020), Alabama Policy Institute President Caleb Crosby released the following statement in response to Governor Kay Ivey’s amended “Safer at Home Order” that purports to require masks in Alabama classrooms. “Governor Ivey’s ‘masks in class’ order goes too far, is unenforceable, and burdensome to the students and teachers of our […]

Alabama Policy Institute Announces Inaugural Policy Warrior Award Winners

Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama Policy Institute (API) Director of Policy Strategy Phil Williams announced Thursday at the API 30th Anniversary Celebration the recipients of the API Policy Warrior Awards. In its inaugural year, the API Policy Warrior Awards are presented to individuals who take a public stand, even in the face of great opposition, for […]

This Ain’t a Party….It’s a Circus!

This week is momentous in the life of the Alabama Democrat Party. After much ado and some often colorful dialogue between the ADP and the Democrat National Committee, two separate factions of Alabama Democrats are holding separate meetings to establish separate bylaws, and who knows, maybe set the stage for separate leadership. Now, I’m a […]