MONTGOMERY, AL. (July 31, 2015) - The Alabama Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, in conjunction with the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Program, a scholarship granting organization set up under the Alabama Accountability Act, today released the results from their first annual Alabama Scholarship Program Parent Satisfaction Survey. The survey found that over 94% of parents are either satisfied or very satisfied with their child’s scholarship school, and 95% feel their child is making academic progress.
Alabama Federation for Children Applauds State Supreme Court for Affirming the Constitutionality of the Alabama Accountability Act
MONTGOMERY, AL. (March 3, 2015) – The Alabama Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, applauds the ruling today from the Alabama State Supreme Court affirming the constitutionality of the Alabama Accountability Act.
MONTGOMERY (Feb. 26, 2015) - The Alabama Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, is pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Mathis will be serving the state-based organization as Chairman.
TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORTED BY 2:1 MARGIN
MONTGOMERY (Dec. 17, 2014) – Today the Alabama Federation for Children, in conjunction with the Black Alliance for Educational Options, released the results of a statewide poll that shows robust support for educational choice programs in Alabama.
A Montgomery woman who helps young prisoners get their GED certificates said she didn't want her two children to end up that way. That's why she pulled them out of a public school with discipline problems and sent them to a private school using scholarships from the new Alabama Accountability Act.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Former Gov. Bob Riley, chairman of the board of the largest scholarship organization created under the Alabama Accountability Act, today said the program is providing vital new options for low-income families, calling it a "success story on steroids."
The number of private schools taking part in the Alabama Accountability Act has grown to 162, up from 59 in August of last year.
By Sonya DiCarlo
"It's all about the kids." This is such a simple statement that says so much. A Huntsville, Ala, grandfather, Larry Newby, was telling me his story about raising his two grandsons. "If you've got them in an education situation where it's not good for them, and they're not happy, you're putting them in a situation to fail."
By Ryan Cantrell
I was raised in Prattville, a small city fifteen miles north of Montgomery, where I attended and graduated from the public school system. I am very thankful for my time in the Prattville public school system and look back on my memories there with great fondness. But that isn't the case for all children in our great state.
Judge Gene Reese's decision today relieves some uncertainty for parents relying on Alabama Accountability Act
By Mike Cason
Dalphine Wilson of Montgomery sent her two children to St. Bede Elementary school this year with the help of scholarships provided through the Alabama Accountability Act.
St. Bede is a campus of the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School. Wilson, 39, hopes to keep Grant, 9, and Evelyn, 6, in the Catholic school through 12th grade.
So today's ruling by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Gene Reese lifting his injunction against the AAA was good news to her.