20 Smartest and Dumbest States


Do you live in one of the smartest states or one of the dumbest? Or are you somewhere in between? Even if you don’t want to know, Main Street released a study based on a comprehensive study from 2007 released by Morgan Quitno Press, an independent research company that specializes in state data. They took into account several key educational factors such as math and reading proficiency at various grade levels, high school dropout rates, class size and the average ratio of students to teachers.

The second part of the report, Main Street used was a state-by-state breakdown of SAT scores compiled by the College Board.

We begin with the 10 smartest states, followed by the 10 dumbest, according to the aforementioned criteria:
#10 Virginia

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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