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<p>Report Card on American Education:
Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress and Reform
© 2015 American Legislative Exchange Council
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States Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may
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Table of Contents
About the Author
Foreword: Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin
CHAPTER 1 : Education Reform: A Year in Review ....................................................................................... 1
Silver State Lawmakers Strike K-12 Reform Gold
Vergara vs. California Decision: Potential Watershed
Georgia and Texas Become the 16th and 17th States to Adopt “A” through “F” School Letter Grades
Multiple States Introduce Education Savings Account Legislation
Nevada, Florida, Mississippi a