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Alabama Accountability Act Can Continue Through 2014-15 School Year

The circuit judge who recently declared the Alabama Accountability Act unconstitutional has now reversed his own injunction against the popular school choice program, allowing students to participate through the 2014-15 school year.

Proponents of the Accountability Act successfully obtained a stay on the injunction, so parents can continue to rely on the program to secure a better educational opportunity for their child as the case makes its way through the courts.

The victory is only temporary, as defendants still need to appeal their case to ultimately prove the tax credit program’s constitutionality. Of the three lawsuits against the Accountability Act, this is the first to gain any sort of traction.

Passed in 2013, the $25 million Alabama Accountability Act helps income-eligible students who are in chronically failing schools obtain the necessary financial resources to attend a superior school of choice.