School choice proposal goes to study group

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A school choice bill that could give parents $5,500 in state funds to send their child to private school is headed to a study group for negotiations after opposition from education groups and some lawmakers.

Republican Sen. Del Marsh said legislative leaders have put together a group to look at his legislation. He said he is optimistic they can develop a compromise.

The Parents’ Choice Act, as introduced by Marsh, would establish a path for parents to tap state money normally used on their child’s public school education — about $5,500 per student per year — and use it to pay for private school, a public school outside their district, homeschooling expenses or other alternate education paths.

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2/19/2022 9:38:12 AM (GMT -6:00)

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