Lawmakers Continue with Plan to Remove Alabama Board of Education
Lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to remove the Alabama Board of Education from the state's new charter school program. The House Education Policy Committee today approved a bill that would remove the board from confirming a new charter school commission. Board members have said they wanted more time to properly vet candidates nominated by the governor, lieutenant governor, House speaker and Senate president pro tem. Republicans who sponsored Alabama's newly passed charter school legislation expressed frustration at the state school board's refusal to confirm a list of nominees for the commission.