BCA Statement in Support of Education Options Act of 2012

14-Mar-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 Gov. Robert Bentley, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh announced their education initiative, the Education Options Act of 2012:

“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.”