SCHOOL CHOICE

Alabama

Ivey says ‘now is the time’ for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the 2024 legislative session with key votes on gambling, elections and education looming. Ivey used […]

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Alabama

Gambling, education, election bills before Alabama lawmakers in 2024 | State | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2024 legislative session. Here are some issues to watch for as the session begins. EDUCATION VOUCHERS Republican Gov. Kay Ivey will back legislation creating education savings accounts, which typically allow parents to claim public money and use it for private school […]

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Alabama

Gambling, education, election bills before Alabama lawmakers in 2024 | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2024 legislative session. Here are some issues to watch for as the session begins. EDUCATION VOUCHERS Republican Gov. Kay Ivey will back legislation creating education savings accounts, which typically allow parents to claim public money and use it for private school […]

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Alabama

School choice, medical freedom, women’s bill of rights among ALGOP’s legislative priorities | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) has released its legislative priorities with less than a week until the Alabama Legislature gavels in for the 2024 session. As lawmakers prepare to make their weekly treks to Montgomery to debate a bevy of issues, the state’s Republican leadership will push specific issues it believes are pressing for Alabamians. […]

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Alabama

‘The Alabama GOP may as well be the party of teachers unions’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal called out Alabama for being among several Republican-led southern states to lag behind on school choice while its lawmakers receive big money from teachers’ unions. The op-ed by American Culture Project CEO John Tillman discussed the struggle to pass school choice but said the situation in […]

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Alabama

Teachers Unions Spend Big on GOP State Lawmakers | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Ten Republican-led states have passed universal school choice since 2021, yet much of the South is lagging. There’s a simple explanation: Many Republican lawmakers are teachers-union allies and likely need to be defeated in primary elections for school choice to pass. Republicans against school choice have largely couched their opposition by asserting that rural areas […]

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Arkansas

Nearly 5,000 Arkansas Students, Dozens of Schools Apply for New Voucher Program – The 74

Get stories like these delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for The 74 Newsletter The academic year is already underway at Clear Spring School, one of 94 schools participating in the inaugural year of Arkansas’ education voucher program. Head of School Jessica FitzPatrick said the nearly 50-year-old independent school in Eureka Springs is participating […]

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Alabama

‘I would not be surprised to see some sort of school choice legislation passed in the next session’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Although the 2024 legislative session seems an eternity away, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl told APTV’s “Capitol Journal” last week he was still optimistic about the future of school choice. Possible sticking points of the failed 2023 effort sponsored by State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) laid out by WVNN host Dale Jackson during an […]

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Alabama

ALGOP chairman John Wahl praises Senate committee passage of PRICE Act | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is celebrating the comprehensive school choice legislation that passed amended out of Senate Committee on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the Parental Rights in Children’s Education (PRICE) Act passed through the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee after moving from another committee a few weeks ago. The Act passed after an amendment was […]

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