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The Alabama education environment is changing rapidly. Charter schools, tax-credit scholarships, and other forms of school choice have already changed the landscape of our education system forever.
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One of every four Alabama families is immediately affected when these changes take place, and the rest of us feel the impact when those changes take root and influence educational and ultimately economic outcomes for today’s children and tomorrow’s adults.
Communities need information to engage with those folks who make decisions, enact the laws, and point the direction in which our schools are headed.
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– Wendy Cornett Love, parent, St. Clair County
The facts we gather inform media stories across the state, further spreading the information people need to step up and engage in the discussion before actions are etched in stone.
Our school fees story took flight across the state, prompting mainstream media to ask questions about why families pay so much to participate in a free public education. That started a statewide discussion among parents and community members.
That led to a conversation about state funding, and whether that funding is equitable and adequate.
Our collaboration with the newly-launched BirminghamWatch expands our reach into a new audience interested in public-service journalism.
Our stories help educators and heroes teaching in our schools stay ahead of the changes, finding out what’s happening before it happens, giving us all time to add our voices to the conversation.
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This article was updated on April 21, 2016, to link our new method for accepting online donations.