1819 Podcast: How Alabama’s small school choice program is making a big difference

Aug 5, 2019

Alabama Policy Institute senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars discussed the state’s scholarship program for low-income families on the most recent episode of the 1819 podcast. Bryars shared his own story of moving from a public to a private school during a pivotal time and interviewed Ryan Cantrell, a school choice advocate who was an aide […]

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1819: Alabama’s Boy Crisis

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1819: Lotteries, taxes and bans, oh my!

In the latest episode of the 1819 podcast API senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars reviewed what bills passed and failed during the recent session of the State Legislature with Todd Stacy of the Alabama Daily News. Bryars and Stacy offered insight into the details of each bill and what Alabamians may expect in the future. Major bills […]