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These States Have The Worst School Systems In The US

What States have the worst school systems in America? We know you are wondering. Parents often painstakingly agonize over where to move for the best school districts. Looking at the overall average of your state can grant you an even bigger picture of education today. After all,

“Education is the future of a nation”  ~Satyendra Singh

Best and Worst School Systems

According to PopSugar, these are the states with the worst schools:

The 10 States With the Worst Schools

  1. New Mexico
  2. California
  3. West Virginia
  4. South Carolina
  5. Oregon
  6. Louisiana
  7. Arizona
  8. Nevada
  9. District of Columbia
  10. Alaska

There were 13 key metrics used to determine this list. The complete list, completed by WalletHub, is based on dropout rates, reading and math test scores, and even bullying incidents.

According to 24/7 Wall Street the top 5 states for education in 2016 are:




2. New Jersey


Check out Wallet Hub’s infograph for all the state’s rankings of 2015:

Source: WalletHub

Will education in the states improve anytime soon? Maybe…

The controversial education law No Child Left Behind has been recently revised for the first time since its introduction in 2001. The revisions are expected to return a degree of control over education policy to state and local school districts. ~24/7 Wall St. 

You can find the overall grade of each state here: States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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