Families look for education options

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371770199&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4105921&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371770199 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Families are considering education options for their children this summer after news that the Accountability Act will allow some transfers.

The Act allows children from failing schools to transfer to non-failing or private schools and get a tax credit to help offset costs.

Principal Sidney Moore from Holy Family Cristo Rey High School in Ensley says he has received several calls from parents who want to know more.

At Holy Family, students must work an internship with a local company one day a week to help pay for their education.

Moore says, “One thing we deal with is underserved children.  I feel that we are maybe the last hope for them to be successful in life because all of our students are accepted into college.

To view the full text of the Alabama Accountability Act, please click here.

To view  information on the the Holy Family Cristo Rey capital campaign, please click here.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42


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