eric.ed.gov har udgivet:
Public education in Alabama is moving in the right direction and is poised to be a national model for the college and career readiness of its students. Through some of the most challenging financial circumstances, public education in Alabama has continued to show great promise in many areas, including reading, math, and science. The success of Alabama education initiatives is lauded in national publications, research studies, and, most importantly, by the teachers and students in their classrooms. Although the momentum for increased educational quality has picked up, now more than ever students must be kept on track to become the most highly prepared high school graduates the state has ever produced. From classroom teachers, schools administrators, and parents, to community and business leaders, all facets of the state have a vested interest in developing graduates who are solidly prepared to become the promise of tomorrow. In every way possible, all must coalesce around the cause of quality education for every single student in the state of Alabama. Without this unwavering conviction, it will be impossible to meet the state’s incredible potential. Despite the accomplishments that have been made in public education, there are still ambitious goals and much left to do. From pre-kindergarten until the day our students graduate from high school, on time, prepared for the seamless transition into life after high school, we must provide safe and disciplined schools, quality teachers, challenging curricula, and effective school leaders. These are the basic tenets that the Alabama State Board of Education has adopted to ensure Alabama students receive the level of education necessary to be competitive and relevant in today’s global society. Every person who comes into contact with students must strive toward these principles in order to make certain that in Alabama, every child is a graduate and every child is prepared for college/work and adulthood in the 21st century.