Anniston’s school board voted Tuesday to transfer nine teachers in the school system to new schools, after hearing from two teachers who said they didn’t want to make the move.

“It’s our responsibility to facilitate opportunities for them to understand why the world is the way it is,” said Kathryn Gardiner, lead park ranger of the Freedom Riders sites in Anniston and Birmingham.

“Be proud of yourself for facing challenges that many people will never experience. None of us on stage have had to experience what you’ve had to experience," said speaker Jermelle “Jeh Jeh” Pruitt.

More progress was made on both state budgets on Tuesday, closing in on a final vote for both during the last days of the Alabama Legislature's 2021 regular session.

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