ALGOP takes on education issues at its winter meeting

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BIRMINGHAM Ala.- Members of the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee (ALGOP SEC) approved a trio of resolutions pertaining to education during the Party’s winter meeting in Birmingham this past weekend.

“Education has always been a priority for the Republican Party. We must protect our children and ensure they are receiving the tools they need to succeed,” said ALGOP Chairman John Wahl.

The passed resolutions include:

  • A resolution encouraging the Alabama Legislature to pass the American Education Freedom Bill. The bill would end the use of a controversial school counseling curriculum (the ASCA National Model), which attempts to indoctrinate children on various social issues without parental consent.
  • A resolution supporting school choice in general, and especially the original* version of the “Parent’s Choice Act” (SB140). This bill would allow all parents and students the opportunity to choose their own public school, charter school, private school, magnet school, online learning option, private tutoring or homeschooling. School choice would give all Alabama children greater educational opportunity, rather than limiting them to a failing school they are geographically forced to attend. Your zip code and income level should not dictate the quality of education you have access to.
  • A resolution encouraging Governor Kay Ivey to issue an Executive Order banning mask mandates in Alabama schools.

“Our voters feel very strongly that parents know what is best for their children. They do not want big government or educational bureaucrats telling them how to raise their families. These resolutions support the core values of freedom and choice for all Alabama families,” Chairman Wahl continued.

The ALGOP SEC meets biannually to conduct business. The next meeting will be held on August 12 and 13 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.