Our mission is to support the growth of excellent public charter schools in Alabama to ensure that every child has access to a quality public education.
At New Schools for Alabama, we believe every child has a fundamental right to attend a quality school offering a safe, supportive, and academically-challenging environment. Unfortunately, abundant evidence shows that most low-income and minority children in Alabama today do not have access to such a school.
The Alabama Accountability Act provides low income students opportunities unavailable before 2013.
The AAA reformed the public-education system of Alabama in several ways, but perhaps its most important reforms were the creation of scholarships for students and tax credits for parents both of which allow students to escape the state's worst schools.
- The AAA enables students in Alabama's worst-performing schools to receive a scholarship to cover the costs of attending a better school.
- Those scholarships are funded by private donations from individuals and corporations to Scholarship Granting Organizations who receive a tax credit for their contribution.
Alabama Policy Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization, founded in 1989. Our goal is to see Alabama reach its full potential and see it thrive by influencing and affecting policy.