Governor Bentley does not plan another push for charter schools

Gov. Robert Bentley speaking in Birmingham on Tuesday. (

{} {} Governor Robert Bentley says he does not plan to propose the legalization of charter schools again in the 2013 session of the Legislature.{} {} The Republican governor proposed charter school legislation in the 2012 session, but the state teachers' organization, the Alabama Education Association, got enough votes to stop it.{} {} Speaking in Birmingham Tuesday, Bentley said he's looking at other options for families with children in failing schools. He said he's considering awarding grants to failing schools that come up with improvement plans. The Governor said the schools will get taken over and restructured if they don't meet the goals in their improvement plans.