State School Superintendent Tommy Bice, right, talks with Deputy Superintendent Craig Pouncey at the Alabama Statehouse during a meeting of the Senate Finance and Taxation - Education Committee in ... more 
State School Superintendent Tommy Bice, right, talks with Deputy Superintendent Craig Pouncey at the Alabama Statehouse during a meeting of the Senate Finance and Taxation - Education Committee in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The committee voted to approve a $5.5 billion education budget for the 2012-2013 school year that is about $150 million smaller than this year's budget. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dave Martin
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:56 AM EDT