Charter School Bill Passes Senate
A bill that would allow the establishment of up to 10 startup charter schools in the state each year and unlimited conversions of existing schools to charter status has been approved by the Alabama Senate. Senators approved the legislation Tuesday evening in a 22 to 12 vote. It moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston says the schools will offer education choices to families and provide innovation. Forty-eight states allow charter schools.