Judge lifts restraining order from Education Accountability Act

An Alabama Supreme Court Judge vacated Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Marshall Price's temporary restraining order on the signing of the Education Accountability Act Wednesday. (

By PHILLIP RAWLSAssociated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has cleared the way for the governor to sign a bill to provide tax credits to some parents who send their children to private schools.

The Alabama Education Association sued over the legislation, and Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price temporarily blocked the governor from signing the bill.

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the lawsuit is premature and ordered it dismissed. AEA attorney Bobby Segall said the court indicated the suit should be filed after the governor signs the bill, and that's what AEA intends to do.

The bill provides tax credits for parents who choose to enroll their children in private schools rather than failing public schools.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh called the decision a victory for students attending failing schools.