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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
A Birmingham lawmaker is threatening to take Alabama's new
accountability and flexibility bill to court. Last week Republican
lawmakers passed a bill which will allow parents to get tax credits to
take their children out of failing school systems.
Democratic lawmakers oppose the bill because of the loss of tax dollars
from public schools in favor of private schools. Rep. John Rogers
questions passing the bill at the last moment with major changes in the
"You are seeing the death knell of public
education. it's a death knell for public education. They are trying to
kill it because they refuse to pay for education dollars. We need to pay
more for education not less," Rogers said.
Supporters of the flex law said it was constitutional but Rogers
indicated it may take a court ruling to determine if it's legal or not.