Lost in all the recent commotion about the Washington County charter fiasco, the legislative effort to go from an elected state school board and much more, is the news that the Tarrant City and Conecuh County school systems have now joined with 22 other systems passing resolutions to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act.
This means that systems with more than 207,000 of the 722,000 students in public schools statewide have joined this push.
As we recall, when this bill was passed in 2013 its supporters said it was all about “helping poor kids stuck in failing schools by their zip code.” Of course, that was so much baloney then, just as it is now. Proof is in the fact that a majority of students in both Tarrant City and Conecuh County receive free-reduced lunches. The very students AAA is supposed to help the most.
Previously, Baldwin, Montgomery, Mobile, Jefferson, Bibb, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Marion, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Butler, Covington, Morgan, Washington and Blount county systems passed resolutions. City systems that have are Andalusia, Opp, Roanoke, Leeds, Russellville and Winfield.