Senate committee to look at charter schools plan

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - On Wednesday, a State Senate committee will take a look at Governor Bob Riley's plan to legalize charter schools in Alabama.
Charter schools are public schools that don't have to follow the same rules as other schools, such as the teacher tenure law.

The Senate Finance and Taxation-education Committee is scheduled to vote on the legislation to allow charter schools. The bill faces a lot of opposition.

The House Education Appropriations Committee killed a similar charter school bill last Wednesday.
A Senate committee vote against the proposal would mean both houses of the legislature have stopped Riley's legislation.