HUNTSVILLE RADIO: Rachel Bryars discusses 4 Alabama Accountability Act myths

API Senior Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars recently joined Fred Holland on 105.3 and 1450 WTKI Talk Huntsville to tackle four of the biggest myths surrounding the Alabama Accountability Act and the tax-credit scholarships that help low-income students transfer into a different school: — Myth #1: Scholarships steal money from public schools — Myth #2: Even […]

Rachel Bryars: Four myths to dispel during Alabama School Choice Week

Gov. Kay Ivey recently proclaimed this “Alabama School Choice Week” and thousands of families are celebrating reforms created by the Alabama Accountability Act, including scholarships so low-income parents can transfer their children from under-performing schools. Critics of the program, however, will likely respond by repeating some of the many myths about the law. Here are four […]

Alabama Accountability Act coalition members guest host Choice Media TV’s Story of the Day

Check out some of the Alabama Coalition for Educational Freedom members guest hosting Choice Media TV‘s Story of the Day, including API Senior Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars:   View this post on Instagram   “Family Files Lawsuit, Claims Son Criminally Charged for School Fight Was Just Defending Himself against Bullies” – @RBryars from @AlabamaPolicy has […]

MONTGOMERY RADIO: Do Alabama public schools have enough money? Should Alabama Accountability Act scholarships remain?

Alabama Policy Institute Senior Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars engaged in a friendly debate with Kevin Elkins on Montgomery’s News Radio 1440 WLWI this week discussing: — Do Alabama public schools have enough funding? — Should low-income students receive Alabama Accountability Act tax-credit scholarships to transfer to a school they are not zoned for? — Who […]

Rachel Bryars: School boards are choosing systems over students by calling for scholarship repeal

Boards representing three of the state’s largest public school systems – Mobile, Baldwin and Montgomery counties – recently passed resolutions calling for a repeal of Alabama’s landmark tax credit scholarships for low-income families. They claim that the small yet popular program created in 2013 by the Alabama Accountability Act has “caused harm to the financial wellbeing” of […]

HUNTSVILLE RADIO: Rachel and Dale defend Alabama Accountability Act scholarships for low-income families

Alabama Policy Institute Senior Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars appeared on Huntsville’s top-rated WVNN Newstalk 92.5 FM’s The Dale Jackson Show to talk about the unfortunate and outrageous way a state school board member characterized the landmark tax credit scholarship program created by the Alabama Accountability Act. Listen to Rachel and Dale’s segment here: And to […]

Rachel Bryars: Alabama board of education member says school choice part of an effort ‘to destroy a whole race of people’

Alabama board of education member Ella Bell, D-Montgomery, spoke out during a work session Thursday claiming that Alabama’s landmark tax credit scholarship program for low-income families was part of an effort to “destroy a whole race of people.” “They took money from the poorest counties in the state to send kids to private school,” Bell […]

API at Rotary: Alabama reform needed for upward mobility

The Boaz Rotary Club welcomed representatives from the Alabama Policy Institute to its Oct. 17 meeting to discuss some of the organization’s 2019 priority issues that they said were chosen to help low-income Alabamians achieve upward economic mobility. “We did some research and compared our state to others and found something disturbing,” said API Senior […]