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Alabama Education Association finds itself under new attacks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The attack on the political influence of Alabama's teacher organization is starting on new fronts.

Republican State Rep. Jay Love of Montgomery says he will offer a bill to provide liability insurance for all Alabama teachers and other school workers. The bill would remove a financial incentive for educators to join the Alabama Education Association, which provides insurance coverage.

On another front, Alabama's 2-year college system has notified its schools that AEA can no longer enroll members on the campuses. A spokeswoman for the Department of Postsecondary Education says the membership drives violate a state law that bans the use of state property to promote political candidates, which AEA does.

AEA Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert said both moves are an effort to discourage membership.

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