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Alabama Public Television has been a longstanding educational resource for the state's population. Many of Alabama's youth watch APTV's programming, learning English, Mathematics, History, and Science. Children learn these subjects from publicly funded television and learn their religion from their parents, churches, and ministers.

While programming that features religious perspectives is culturally educational, programming designed to push a certain religion or religious viewpoint on viewers endangers APT's federal funding and is both ethically and legally questionable. APT and its airwaves are not a venue for evangelism or historical revisionism.

Please, respect the AETC's mission:

"By providing essential educational services with the highest quality direct instructional content through digital streaming. APT's efforts are directed toward helping our state reach true school equity statewide. Every student in our state deserves an equal opportunity in education regardless of the wealth of the school district."

Letter to
Alabama Educational Television Commission
Chairman of the Alabama Educational Television Commission Ferris Stephens
Vice Chairman of the AETC Greg Griffin
and 4 others
Secretary of the AETC Rod Herring
Member of the AETC Les Barnett
Member of the AETC J. Holland
Member of the AETC Bebe Williams
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Alabama Educational Television Commission.

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Respect the Long Tradition of Alabama Public Television

Alabama Public Television has been a longstanding educational resource for the state's population. Many of Alabama's youth watch APTV's programming, learning English, Mathematics, History, and Science. Children learn these subjects publicly from funded television and learned their religion from their parents, churches, and ministers.

While programming that features religious perspectives is culturally educational, programming designed to push a certain religion or religious viewpoint on viewers endangers APT's federal funding and is both ethically and legally questionable. APT and its airwaves are not a venue for evangelism or historical revisionism.

Please, respect the AETC's mission:

"By providing essential educational services with the highest quality direct instructional content through digital streaming. APT's efforts are directed toward helping our state reach true school equity statewide. Every student in our state deserves an equal opportunity in education regardless of the wealth of the school district."
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Sincerely,