Category Archives: Statutes

Constitutional Law Change Proposed

David Bly, former President of the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs and a co-founder of IALA has written a powerful booklet, The Middle Class Amendment, which you can read online. Bly, a Representative from Northfield, is a member of the Minnesota Legislature. While IALA does not make political endorsements, we think the topic of interest to alternative educators [...]

Radical New Kind of School Proposed

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed Readiness Schools, as a radical departure from conventional district schools according to an article in the Boston Globe. Officials said these schools would be “freed from many constraints imposed by unions, school districts, and the state. The readiness schools would adapt to community needs and offer new alternatives in school [...]

Status of Choices in the U.S.

Legislation Favorable to Learning Alternatives

Want to find out the laws in your state about educational alternatives? Want to suggest changes in your state’s laws and need examples from other states? Check our legislation button. There you will see some specific states plus an index to legislation in all states and helpful hints.

Legislation Supporting Alternatives

Many states have laws that support educational options and choices. For a beginning list see our compilation which we would like to add to. If you have a reference to your state’s statutes, please send it to Wayne Jennings through our Contact Us button and we’ll add it to our list. These references can be [...]