Governor Defends Harsh Comments on Education

Governor Robert Bentley is drawing criticism for harsh comments that he made about the state’s education system. Here’s what the governor had to say during the annual Alabama Association of Councils Conference. Governor Bentley’s harsh comments came after “Education Week” ranked Alabama one of the worst-performing states in overall scores for grades K through 12. New State School Superintendent Michael Sentance agreed that the system needs to improve, but praised what he calls enormous commitment from educators and administrators in the classroom.


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