Some private school leaders said they don't expect an immediate push for a school voucher program in Alabama.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled some public school students can use vouchers to attend a private or religious school. The decision allows taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private schools.
But strict regulations will likely be required of schools participating in a voucher program, including new admissions policies, curriculum requirements and guidelines covering disabled students.
John Giles, Director of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, said the ruling offers hope to poor students in perpetually failing public schools who couldn't otherwise attend private schools.