Grades

State Gets an “F” for Almost All Tobacco Laws

Grades given by Lung Association.

Alabama gets a “D” in the category of being a “state (that) has increased the age at which stores can sell tobacco products to people to age 21. Increasing the minimum age of sale to 21 will decrease smoking by kids. And that’s the BEST grade the state earned. All of the other Alabama grades were “F”. See the stat…

I-Team Investigation: Teacher Sex Charges

The state of Alabama has received bad grades for a number of things in the past, but one failing grade, according to a 2014 study, really stands out. The study, compiled by a former U.S. department of education staffer Terry Abbott, found Alabama is ground zero for teachers convicted or accused of having sex with students. Several cases have made headlines…