MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Democratic leaders from the Alabama House and Senate are proposing legislation to repeal a new law providing state tax credits for parents who send their children to private schools rather than failing public schools.
Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden and Sen. Vivian Davis Figures said Thursday the tax credits approved by the Legislature's Republican majority need to be removed.
The Alabama Accountability Act also allows school systems more flexibility in complying with state education laws. The Democratic leaders said they favor re-enacting that part of the law.
Republican leaders said no repeal of the Accountability Act is likely to happen. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said repealing the act would amount to giving up on children stuck in failing schools.
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