Court: Alabama educational choice program can continue to operate
Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2014) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, applauds the decision to allow the Alabama Accountability Act, the state’s educational choice program, to operate while the case is litigated. This decision comes amid public outcry of support for educational choice in the state of Alabama.
“The Alabama Accountability Act ensures low-income children trapped in failing schools have access to quality educational options,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children. “This lawsuit is nothing more than adults selfishly fighting to block children from obtaining needed educational options. We’re pleased with today’s decision from the court and remain committed to empowering Alabama parents.”
On May 28, Alabama’s educational program program was ruled unconstitutional by the same judge who yesterday issued a stay on the injunction against the program. This recent ruling will allow the program to continue operating during the appeals process.
A video produced by the Alabama Policy Institute shows the difference this program has made in the lives of Gloria and her son Keeynaad, along with families across the state who benefit from the program.
The American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.