Who knows what’s best for children – their parents or government?
API believes the answer is simple and foundational: their parents.
One of the three tenets of the Alabama Policy Institute’s mission is to promote and defend families as the primary foundation to society. Therefore, School Choice initiatives that acknowledge and strengthen the role of parents in their innate responsibility to educate and raise their children are a priority for API. Regardless of the tools involved, the goal of school choice is to give parents agency to educate each of their children as they see fit. Further, the re-introduction and expansion of free-market principles have and will continue to improve the station of education in our state. Where there is competition and innovation, there is success; where there is governmental interference and control, there is stagnation. API believes that universal school choice is paramount to ensuring that every child in Alabama has a chance to flourish. API believes that applying free market principles to public, private, and home education opportunities will open new avenues for success in all areas of education.