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One out of every four Alabamians  don't have a high school diploma or GED.

We have only a 60% graduation rate in grades K through 12.

Despite that - and with 20 million dollars from the state and federal government for adult education - only 2,000 GEDs were turned out statewide last year.

Adult education and workforce development are key to our state's growth as we continue to expand our workforce. 

New companies coming to our state and existing companies alike need trained workers who have at least a high school diploma or GED.

Lost in the double dipping debate of two year college employees is a pending failure to meet this critical need.

We encourage the Alabama Board of Education to approve  Chancellor Byrne's recommendations to improve our  two-year college system.

We equally encourage quickly pursuing measures to improve adult education and workforce development statewide.  

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