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State Rep. Meadows suggests phased-in approach to be part of school choice proposal

During Monday’s broadcast of Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” State Rep. Charlotte Meadows (R-Montgomery), the chief House sponsor of a school choice bill under consideration by the Alabama Legislature, said some “tweaks” were almost certain to be a part of the school choice effort.

Among those changes could be a so-called phased-in approach, which could help absorb any possible shock to the system due to the transition.

“The biggest one is that we’re going to transition the program over a period of time so that all students are not eligible for the first year,” she explained. “So we’ll start with maybe kindergarten, first and second grade, and then move up from there. You know that as the sausage gets made, the bill that was introduced last week is not what will pass through the House and be signed by the Governor.”

“So we are expecting — there could be more tweaks, more changes,” Meadows added. “It’s all about what can we do to make the most people happy to get the bill passed.”

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.

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