Demand for school choice has never been higher, as new, high-quality opportunities are being offered in the area most traditional public schools have struggled with most: career and technical education for high school students.


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.


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