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CHOOSE Act passage celebrated by Americans For Prosperity-Alabama

Parents of eligible children could receive $7,000 to pay for the tuition to send their children to a private school if they choose to.

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Americans for Prosperity-Alabama is excited to see the passage of the CHOOSE Act in Alabama after supporting the legislation.

According to AFP-AL State Director Adam Thompson said the bill’s passage was momentous and thanked the legislators who helped bring the moment to fruition.

“Every child deserves a fair pathway to an education that meets their unique needs and AFP-AL could not be more excited by today’s passage of the CHOOSE Act,” Thompson said. “Thank you to Governor Kay Ivey, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth, President Pro Tem Greg Reed, Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter, Sen. Arthur Orr, Rep. Danny Garrett, and Members of the Legislature for standing in support of education freedom. We know that education is not a one-size-fits-all model and oftentimes the best solutions in education don’t come from a top-down approach that narrows options for families. This is a momentous day for Alabama and the future is brighter for school children as barriers to education are removed through this bill.” 

The legislation establishes an Education Savings Account to give parents of eligible children up to $7,000 to pay for the tuition to send their children to a private school if they choose to. However, schools could still deny those children if they do not meet their standards.

Patrick Darrington is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected].

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