This Back To School Season, Families Should Decide

Aug 10, 2020

Parents and other observers have many understandable questions about how their local school districts are responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19. At this juncture, I don’t think it’s helpful to lay much blame on anyone. There will be plenty of time for that in the future, and when the dust settles, we’re likely to […]

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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 […]

To Educate Our Children

Children often bear the worst of our challenges, and our disagreements. When Alabama public schools shut down in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we saw (again) that the promise of education is not equally available to all young people. Many government-run school administrators were unable to deliver education to the children within their districts. At […]

The Need for Education Reform Didn’t Die with the Defeat of Amendment One

When voters defeat a proposed state amendment, it is often thought that the matter is put to rest. That is often the case, but when Alabama’s voters went to the polls in March and shot down a proposal to replace the elected state board of education in favor of one appointed by the governor, they […]