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Alabama Accountability Act — 2013
Provides a tax credit for parents who transfer their child out of a "failing school" into a private school, and a tax credit for individuals who donate to an organization giving public-school or private-school scholarships to children in a “failing” school zone.

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Governor Robert Bentley signed the Alabama Accountability Act this March. The bill had not included any language about private schools until it underwent a last-minute transformation in special committee. The revisions left many legislators angry and others confused as to what they were voting for.

The Alabama Education Association, an organization that represents the interests of public school teachers, filed suit against the law but the state's supreme court dismissed the challenge. The law now faces a legal challenge from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which alleges in its suit that the new law discriminates against poor children by focusing on “failing schools”

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