AEA chief would be removed from TRS board under legislation

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A House committee Wednesday approved legislation that would add two representatives of four-year colleges to the Board of Control of the Teachers’ Retirement System, while removing AEA executive secretary Henry Mabry and an elected support personnel representative. Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, the sponsor of the bill, said representatives of four-year colleges needed seats on a [...]

AEA files new suit against tuition tax credit bill

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The Alabama Education Association has filed a new lawsuit against a controversial bill extending tax credits to families of students in failing schools to be used in private or non-failing public schools and tax deductions for those who contribute to scholarship organizations for non-public schools. The suit, filed late Monday, restates most of the same [...]

AEA vows new legal action over tuition tax credit law

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Beaten in its first attempt to block a controversial tuition tax credit bill, the Alabama Education Association will go another round over the measure. AEA executive secretary Henry Mabry said Thursday the organization plans to file another lawsuit against HB 84, which was signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley Thursday morning. “The implementation of [...]

Senate committee approves bill removing AEA chief from Teachers’ Retirement System board

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The Senate Education Policy Wednesday approved a bill that would remove Alabama Education Association executive secretary Henry Mabry from the board overseeing the Teachers Retirement Systems and add two members representing four-year colleges. The 4 to 3 vote split down party lines, with Republicans supporting the measure and Democrats opposing it. Republican Sens. Dick Brewbaker [...]

AEA files suit to block Accountability Act

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The Alabama Education Association filed a lawsuit late Monday evening seeking to block HB 84, the Accountability Act that would extend tax credits to families in failing schools who put their children in public schools. The action, filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, seeks a restraining order against the act, saying the process of passage [...]