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Governor:Robert Bentley
State Superintendent of Education :Thomas Bice
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:738,322
Number of school districts:131
Number of public schools:1,600
Number of public school teachers:49,363
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,907
Percent minority students:41.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:53.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.7%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:29.8%
8th grade math:19.7%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.7%
8th grade reading:25.1%

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Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
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