The Troy Messenger: by Dan Sutter | October 02, 2014
The numbers definitely indicate that Alabama’s K-12 education system is in desperate need of improvement. For instance, a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce state-by-state comparison recently gave Alabama F’s in 9 of 11 categories. The percentage of Alabama 9th graders graduating from high school in 4 years is among the lowest in the nation. And only 20% of Alabama students score ready for college in all four tested subjects on the ACT college entrance exam.
Just another example of why education funding should follow the child...
The United States Department of Education has issued guidance to education leaders calling attention to disparities in educational resources along ethnic and economic lines and characterizing such disparities as "potentially ... unlawful discrimination." The list of those disparities explicitly included quantity and quality of technology-based resources available to students.