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February 19, 2024 Group Watch: School Choice Bill Making Progress

Governor Ivey named expanding school choice a top priority for this session, and a Senate bill, entitled The CHOOSE Act, to do just that is currently being revised to address concerns about the level of state funding before a committee vote. The CHOOSE Act is intended to bring the range of choices available to Alabama students and families on par with options recently expanded in other states. A public hearing last Wednesday allowed multiple voices to be heard. In addition, in a gathering of school choice advocates organized by the Alabama Policy Institute held last week, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth addressed the crowd in support of the expansion of educational freedom as did a mother of five, who said universal school choice restores the proper role of the parent in the education process, and reintroduces competition and innovation in the education space, making all institutions better. Read more here.

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