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Alabama Republican Hopes to Eliminate Public Schools, by Peter Greene:

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 This is a big deal, a bill that changes the rules for education in an entire state, but coverage so far has been light! Peter Greene reports that a Republican legislative proposal would eliminate public schools, thus wiping out one of our nation’s most democratic institutions. State Senator Del Marsh proposed this week the “ultimate” school choice bill, the “Parents’ Choice Bill,”(SB140) a super-education savings account. But that’s not what it really is.This is an ESA in its fully realized form— every Alabama family gets every cent the state would have spent on educating their child (about $6,300 last year) and they can use it to pay for educational whatever–public school, home school, private school, tutoring, online classes, whatever."

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