BCA Reiterates Support of Education Options Act Following House Committee Approval of Bill

05-Apr-2012

In keeping with the Business Council of Alabama’s commitment to establishing and working with an Alabama business-education alliance, BCA President and CEO William J. Canary released the following statement this morning, after the House Ways and Means Education Committee voted to give a favorable report to the Education Options Act of 2012.

“We are pleased that the House Ways and Means Education Committee has given a favorable report today to the Education Options Act of 2012,” said BCA President and CEO William Canary, who was present for the 9-6 vote, along with Anita L. Archie, senior vice president for Intergovernmental Relations, Advocacy and Communication.

Canary reiterated the BCA’s support of the legislation: “Education options and flexibility equal more success for our children. The Business Council of Alabama is proud to support this historic education package that finally will provide parents more options to improving the education of their children while at the same time allow teachers more flexibility for classroom instruction.  Businesses are the number one consumer of the product education, and when Alabama adopts this legislation, the dropout rate will decline, more students will be prepared to enter the workforce, and our economy will grow.”