Our teachers and administrators do a great job with what they have to work with. But the NAEP's latest national assessment show Alabama fourth and eighth graders average scores below the national average in all subjects. Eighth graders rank 50th in math. We don't settle for less than number one in football in this state. Should we settle for less in education? Direct Result: More crime and less high paying jobs. Ask your legislators and the Governor to fund education. Our children deserve a better future.