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“And we ain’t got but fifty states.”

Back in 2016, when then-governor Robert Bentley quipped to a small crowd that Alabama’s education system “sucks,” he explained that our schools were ranked 51st, adding, “And we ain’t got but fifty states.” His remarks drew a few chuckles from that audience, but the larger response was swift, definite, and negative. Considering the lack of funding and widespread job cuts, there were defensive retorts and calls for an apology. But I doubt if anyone considered that things could get worse. Apparently, they have. Earlier this month, al.com’s Trisha Powell Crain… Read more “And we ain’t got but fifty states.”