WASHINGTON – On Friday,U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) visited the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) in Huntsville to celebrate National School Choice Week. ASCTE is America’s only high school primarily focused on the integration of cyber and engineering into all academic areas. ASCTE is a public magnet high school and tuition is free.
Coach Tuberville met with teachers and faculty and spoke about the importance of ensuring students have the education and technical skills needed to succeed in an increasingly cyber age. Coach also talked about the importance of school choice, which empowers parents to make decisions about their kids’ educational futures.
“Our kids are the greatest asset we have,” said Coach Tuberville. “We have an obligation to make sure they are set up for success. The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering is a great example of school choice at work. Every child is unique, and parents should be empowered to choose a school that works best for them. I look forward to meeting the next generation of cyber security experts, engineers, and scientists who graduate from ASCTE.”
As a former coach, mentor, and educator for more than 40 years, Coach Tuberville is committed to promoting educational opportunities for students.
Coach Tuberville introduced the Children Have Opportunities in Classrooms Everywhere (CHOICE) Act to allow low-income families with children in grades K-12 to use federal education funds for educational options that best fit their needs.
He has repeatedly spoken on the Senate floor in support of school choice. He recently hosted a roundtable discussion with parents’ rights group to discuss how parents are under attack under the Biden administration.
Each year he has cosponsored the bipartisan National Charter School Week Resolution, and has joined legislation to designate a “Religious Education Week” to celebrate religious education in the United States.
Coach Tuberville has voiced his strong opposition to the Biden Department of Education’s (ED) proposed changes the Charter School Program (CSP) that would strip parents of the ability to choose the best school for their child.
Regarding higher education, Coach Tuberville has cosponsored the Safeguarding American Education from Foreign Control Act, a bill that would tighten the enforcement of rules surrounding foreign donations to higher education institutions and their contracts with foreign entities. More recently, Coach Tuberville has also introduced the Graduate Opportunity and Affordable Loans (GOAL) Act to fight the cause of rising tuition by capping federal student loans for graduate education.
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.