15 June 2005

As long as I'm ranking stuff


This article is titled "States Ranked: Smartest to Dumbest", but it's really a ranking of their public education systems. Massachusetts comes in at #1; New Mexico, for the third year in a row, came in last (that'd be #50, for those of you in New Mexico).

I've lived in places ranging from #4 (New Jersey, and very briefly) to #43 (California, again briefly). My duration-of-residence-weighted ranking is 28.5. So, like my senators (see below), middle-of-the-pack.

I did look at the states' rankings versus their political leaning, but it turned out there's not much correlation there.