In this Tuesday, April 16, 2013 photo, Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard talks with reporters at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Education Association was once the unquestioned power in the Alabama statehouse. But that's changed since Republicans won a supermajority in the House and Senate in 2010. Republicans have pushed changes to teacher tenure. They've tried to block AEA from collecting dues through the state payroll system. And, this year, they've adopted plans to direct public money to private schools through tuition scholarship programs and tax breaks for families paying tuition themselves. "It's not that we're punitive toward AEA," Hubbard said. "We're just doing the right thing by the taxpayers, and they don't like that." (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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