Alabama education board to discuss charter schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The State Board of Education meets Tuesday to discuss legislation being prepared for the upcoming legislative session to authorize charter schools in Alabama.

Gov. Bob Riley is pushing the idea because federal funding is available for charter schools. The Alabama Education Association is opposing it.

Charter schools are public schools, but they operate without many of the regulations of traditional public schools, such as teacher tenure laws.

State Superintendent of Education Joe Morton said Alabama is one of 10 states that have never passed a charter school law.

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  • by Michael Location: Midland City on Dec 21, 2009 at 03:16 PM
    First if Bib Riley is for it then something is wrong with it! Now I think charter schools is just a way to let the higher class to keep on moving up! Yes there is a lot for such schools but then it takes away the challenge for those not as smart as those in charter schools. Now let me see this sort of making private taxpayer schools for the rich is what this really does.
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