Alabama Republican lawmakers are getting ready for a major push for the establishment of charter schools.
A charter school bill will be a top priority for the GOP when the legislative session kicks off next week.
Charter schools are publicly funded schools that operate outside the rules and regulations of regular public schools.
The bill, if passed, would allow up to 10 new charter schools to be established in Alabama each year. It would also allow school systems to convert an unlimited number of existing schools to charter status.