Alabama lawmakers to consider allowing charter schools

01/12/2010 | Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.)

Alabama state lawmakers are set to consider a proposal to allow charter schools. The state is one of 11 that prohibits them. The proposal is being supported by Gov. Bob Riley, who is hoping to make changes to the state's education system that will help secure up to $200 million in federal Race to the Top funds. The state teachers union, however, is concerned that charter schools would drain resources from cash-strapped public schools.

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