Senator Brewbaker discusses two of the major issues that will likely dominate the 2012 legislative session: charter schools and the budget.
Campaign News & Views
March 9, 2011
By Alan Collins
BIRMINGHAM (WBRC) – Alabama school students could be spending more time out of the classroom over the next two years.
Due to money troubles, a state senator is proposing cutting the 180 days of instruction to 175 days.
“In 2006 the legislature added five instructional days at a cost of $95 million. What my bill does is reduce the instructional days to what we had in 2006 for two years,” Montgomery Sen. Dick Brewbaker said on Good Day Alabama Wednesday morning.
The reduction is expected to save the state almost $2 million over the next two years. Jefferson Co. School Superintendent Phil Hammonds had hoped lawmakers could find other cuts without cutting classroom time.
“In those days, those students are not in the classroom, losing instruction, I don’t know how you make that up if you ever do,” Hammonds said.
Hammonds said …
Dick Brewbaker has been endorsed by Alabama’s leading pro-business organizations including;
The National Federation of Independent Business
The Business Council of Alabama
The Association of General Contractors
The Alabama Forestry Association
The Alabama Farmers Federation
The Alabama Automobile Dealers Association