Alabama is one of eight states that do not allow charter schools, and some legislators want to change that.
Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis. Republican Senator Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road said he believes families need more education options for their children.
Charter schools are new publicly funded schools that operate outside the rules and regulations of regular public schools.
Alabama's school superintendent says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.
Superintendent Tommy Bice talked about the standards Tuesday because a state Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that would repeal the standards. Critics of the national standards say they take away local control and give too much control to Washington.