Families Consider Moving Kids From Failing Schools

Families Consider Moving Kids From Failing Schools

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Just over 1,400 students go to failing schools in Mobile County. If their parents want to transfer them to private schools under the Accountability Act, they have until August 1, to make a decision.

Ticko Taylor says its something that she has already considered. Her son goes to Scarborough Middle School which was on the failing list, and while she would love to make the switch for her son, the tax credits aren't enough.

"I talked about it me and my husband but going into a private school, we really can't afford it right now. So I would rather him stay over there and ride him and encourage him he can do it," said Taylor.

Superintendent Martha Peek says she doesn't think many families will opt to take their children out of public school.

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