An architect of Alabama's new law on private school tax credits is proposing some modifications to answer questions raised by educators and parents.
The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on the legislation sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, of Anniston.
The Republican-controlled Legislature voted along party lines Feb. 28 to provide state income tax credits to parents who choose to enroll their children in a private school or non-failing public school rather than send them to the failing school where they are assigned.
The latest version of Marsh's bill clarifies what's a failing school. It also says a public or private school can't be forced to enroll a student merely because the parents received an income tax credit under the new law.