Alabama Senator Gerald Allen

Christmas-Hanukkah
4:25 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Bill Says Schools Can Teach Christmas, Hanukkah

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that the sponsor says will keep education about Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools.
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The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that the sponsor says will keep education about Christmas and Hanukkah in public schools.

The Senate voted 22-7 Thursday for the bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa. His bill now goes to the House for consideration.

Allen's bill allows schools to educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations and allows student and staff to exchange traditional greetings.

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Politics & Government
7:34 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Lawmaker Seeks to Shutter Education Foundation

State Senator Gerald Allen wants to disband the Foundation for Local Schools.
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An Alabama lawmaker says he aims to shut down a little-known education foundation that may have brought in less money than the state's school system spent running it.

   State Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill that would disband the Foundation for Local Schools.

   The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/162tY7S) that the foundation is a nonprofit set up by the Legislature to accept donations from wealthy people and corporations interested in setting up trusts to help fund public education.

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