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Science Education Report From Fordham Institute Shows Best, Worst States

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 02/ 7/2012 2:06 pm   Updated: 02/ 8/2012 4:16 pm

"Don't know much about science" may be a good description of many students in U.S. public schools, at least if you're swayed by a new report issued by The Fordham Institute.

The report, The State of State Science Standards 2012, indicates that K-12 science standards of most U.S. states are mediocre at best - with only 13 states getting an A or B and 38 receiving a grade of C or lower.

Which states fared the worst? You may be surprised. Keep clicking to to see the 27 states that received a D or F, including one state that got a perfect score...of zero.

Alabama - D
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Alabama scored a 4/10 for their science education standards, and earned a D grade. Shown here is the state capitol of Alabama, Montgomery (Getty Images).

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