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

Dec 10, 2018

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 […]

Recent content

State elections matter more than most think

Washington, D.C. – one of the most visited cities in the world – oozes a sense of superiority and power. How could it not? Our nation’s Capitol building is truly enormous, the Secret Service and Capitol police carry rifles regularly, and the President of the most powerful country in the world lives within its borders. […]

Here in Alabama, the government can legally take your stuff (AND NOT GIVE IT BACK)

Along Highway 31 in Conecuh County, Alabama, lies a small town called Castleberry. Although the city boasts a population of less than 600 and a single caution light, it has its own police department. To fund itself, the Castleberry Police Department takes advantage of speeding passers-by and writes them tickets. Nothing to see here. In […]

Election 2016: Proposed Constitutional Amendments

On Election Day, the people of Alabama will have the chance to cast their votes for the next president of the United States, as well as for a number of other federal and state officials. In addition, voters will decide whether several proposed amendments should be added to the Alabama Constitution. Proposed constitutional amendments can […]