J. Pepper Bryars: While hospitals help second trimester babies thrive, courts allow them to be butchered

Jan 15, 2019

A premature baby born at just 22-weeks was discharged a few months ago from the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile. In a touching video posted on AL.com, little Cullen Porter can be seen wearing a tiny black cap and gown on the way home, having “graduated” in August from the neonatal […]

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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 […]