I love my state! Everyone knows Alabama is #1 in college football, however, I would like to see us #1 across everything that is important to us.
So where do we rank among the things I would like to impact?
I have spoken about education a great deal on this site. I believe that is something we could improve. This particular article is about the state’s 8th graders ranking 50th in math! I understand that I could be satisfied since SOMEONE has to be 50th… however not on my watch! This HAS to improve!
According to an article posted on bizjournals, Alabama ranks 50th in brain health. This is mostly due to the habits we as Alabamians have impacting our health.
We rank 43rd in taxes… and that is kind of a good thing! This does create a low-cost of living… however, we don’t tax in the right way. Did you know that anyone using food stamps (EBT) is not charged sales tax? I don’t think they should be, however, I also don’t think that ANYONE should be. You need food to live, and you have to pay taxes on it to survive.
Eating healthy isn’t cheaper, yet we force ourselves to pay more for no good reason. This could be why Alabama ranks #2 in obesity.
The most offensive rank!
YIKES! The reasons cited included the following:
2nd lowest life expectancy rate
4th lowest household income
6th lowest percentage of population with a high school diploma
As an Alabamian, I am offended by these numbers! I believe these are all things that we can change about the great state of Alabama.
So together let’s make Alabama #1 for something besides college football.
Thanks for your support,