'Better Way for AL Education for Children' bill presented to AL legislature

Updated: Apr. 20, 2017 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A bill seeking to improve the state's education failures, also known as the Better Way for Alabama's Education for Children bill, was presented to state lawmakers on Thursday.

Betty Peters with the Alabama State Board, Pastor Ed Mitchell of Rivers Edge Church, Troy Towns, Pastor Mary Shelnutt of Ground Zero Mission, Mike Parsons with Save Alabama Values in Education, Barbara Moore and Jo Godfrey-Alcap met with legislators to address the need for an education initiative.

The group says the bill is designed to help children get off the road to failure and back on the trajectory to becoming the best they can be.

Alabama student's scores dropped from 25th place to the bottom in math in 2011 and English in 2015, according to Eagle Forum of Alabama, (EFA). The scores reflect data from testing administered by National Assessment of Educational Progress.

The group encourages parents and citizens to voice their concerns to legislators and help support the movement of this bill.

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