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 […]

LISTEN: Alabama Accountability Act scholarships for low-income families defended on Huntsville radio

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 […]

AUDIO: API fellows discuss Kavanaugh controversy on Huntsville radio

J. Pepper Bryars and Rachel Blackmon Bryars, both senior fellows with the Alabama Policy Institute, discussed the debate surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week on the Dale Jackson Show, which airs on WVNN 92.5 FM in Huntsville. Listen to their interview here: To keep up with API, sign-up for our newsletter at alabamapolicy.com/subscribe.