One of Those “Weak Union” States

Too often we equate strong or weak unions with strong or weak collective bargaining laws, but the Alabama Education Association continues to successfully resist one major education reform effort that has worked its way past 40 other teacher union state affiliates - charter schools.

A major effort to pass a charter school law had the backing of the governor and the state senate, but died in the House education committee.

“This is a victory for the schoolchildren of Alabama and the underserved public schools all over the state,” said Dr. Henry Mabry, executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association. “We don’t need to dilute even further the precious little funding for our elementary and secondary students to gamble on the unproven model of charter schools.”

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