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I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn! States Ed

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On the heals of our Christmas Exams.. I knew I would need a little philosophical inspiration, so I pulled up our favorite teacher hoping his advice was being felt at home and at school..

And the first grade that came in was a 92 in a class my son described as easy and fun. Well he was happy with the 92 but of coarse his mother and I knew he could do better and has. On the way to school during our chat of "do the best you can, not just enough to do good", I reminded him the state that he lives in is not on the top of the educational ladder, in fact I told him we were almost last something that was true the last time I heard, albeit a long time ago.

So after my warning of keeping his standards high and not just coasting to the low "A", I went back and did some updated research where our state of Georgia places in education, and I was pleasantly surprised. We were now in the 35th place! That is a huge improvement to were it once was when I went to school and even later when we heard the score on the news not the internet!

After looking at the rest of the results there did not seem to be much change at top from what I remembered. The northeastern states of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut area was on the top of the list, and a lot of the southeastern states were low, "but improving!"

So here is the list of all the states from all states, I do not know if it will make my sons life any easier when he comes home but at least I can feel better about our state!

Overall State Total Quality 1 Massachusetts 73.65 1 2 New Jersey 69.13 3 3 Connecticut 65.47 2

4 Vermont 64.75 5 5 Wisconsin 64.24 7 6 New Hampshire 63.12 4 7 Virginia 62.95 6 8 Maine 60.45 8 9 Delaware 59.76 16 10 Minnesota 59.60 10 11 Iowa 57.50 12

12 Indiana 57.38 9 13 Illinois 57.31 14 14 Florida 56.00 21 15 Nebraska 55.88 11 16 Maryland 55.68 13 17 Kentucky 55.50 15 18 Utah 55.01 27 19 North Carolina 54.57 24 20 Kansas 54.13 20 21 Texas 53.83 26 22 North Dakota 53.34 17 23 Colorado 53.06 18 24 Montana 52.99 19 25 New York 51.61 32 26 Washington 51.11 30 27 Oklahoma 51.09 36 28 Rhode Island 51.08 31 29 Wyoming 51.00 22 30 Pennsylvania 50.74 28 31 Ohio 50.65 25 32 Missouri 49.38 29 33 Idaho 47.16 34 34 Michigan 46.67 35 35 Georgia 46.17 39 36 Tennessee 45.84 33 37 South Carolina 45.72 40 38 Arkansas 45.65 23 39 Hawaii 45.44 42 40 California 45.34 38 41 South Dakota 43.55 37 42 Alabama 39.85 41 43 Oregon 39.65 43 44 Nevada 38.02 48 45 West Virginia 37.73 44 46 Mississippi 36.63 46 47 Dist. of Columbia 35.10 50 48 Arizona 35.03 47 49 Alaska 34.36 45 50 New Mexico 33.30 51 51 Louisiana 30.33 49

This information was provided by https://wallethub.com . This is the ranking that shows in the google search engine on the banner, so the site is safe to go to. On the site you can also check for other details such as safety as well as some best vs. worst comparisons.

So hopefully when you look at the rankings you are not like this guy..

And maybe a little more like this guy!

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