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Education, Alabama, and the Need for Grassroots Effort

About two weeks ago, I was helping a student do some research on her senior thesis, which I assign in English 12, when our efforts led us to US News & World Report‘s state-by-state rankings on quality of life, published earlier this year. Scrolling down the webpage to find information related to her topic, we found that Alabama is #3 in the nation for graduation rate, yet #45 in college readiness, #46 in NAEP reading scores, and #50 in NAEP math scores. And while our state’s Pre-K program was ranked #1,… Read more Education, Alabama, and the Need for Grassroots Effort