Tag: Alabama Education Association

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: A namecalling columnist, collaboration in Houston, and a correction on a candidate’s calculation

James Gill – columnist, The Advocate In December, the state auditor of Louisiana recommended more accountability measures for the private school voucher program, including some non-fiscal measures like ensuring participating schools are “academically acceptable.” “Academically acceptable” could mean a lot of different things, and it’s worth debating. To longtime Louisiana[Read More…]

Mr. Gibbons’ Report Card: AEA points fingers and parents marching in NYC

Alabama Education Association The Institute for Justice, a national civil-libertarian oriented legal firm, stepped in last week to defend Alabama’s new tax-credit school choice program, which benefits low-income children. But the Alabama Education Association (AEA), which opposes school choice, is using this as an opportunity to toss the carpetbagger label[Read More…]

What do gays, lesbians, Muslims and President Obama have to do with charter schools? To some in Alabama, a lot

Somebody in Alabama is so desperately scared of school choice, they’ve launched a stealth campaign to make school choice seem scary. Their goal: to tarnish charter schools by linking them to gays, lesbians, Muslims, Democrats, abortions – and if that’s still not frightening enough – to Michelle Rhee and President Obama.[Read More…]