Starting a family is always a difficult and challenging task, as well as exciting. Young couples that are just starting their life together have so many things going around their heads, and one of the most important of them is the new place to live. It has to be perfect, one of the best places out there.
One of the main concerns of young families is the education of their children. In order to help parents find the best schools and most suitable educational programs, WalletHub has recently conducted a study on the subject. All the 50 states plus the District of Columbia have been analyzed and listed according to the results of how well organized their educational system is.
The top three states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut, whereas the last states on the list are Alaska, New Mexico, and Louisiana. New York ranked 25 in the top. All of these results were published on the WalletHub site.
The highest dropout rate has been registered in Nevada, New Mexico and the District of Columbia. On the other hand, the best results at math tests come from Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. According to the same study, pupils prone to reading are to be found in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Another criterion in the study was the safety in schools. Judging by this, the top three safest schools in the United States are Wisconsin, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. Among the least safe are the educational institutions in Maryland, Alabama and Arkansas.
Professor William Coplin (Syracuse University) thinks that, regardless of any studies that might be carried out, the only criterion that stands when it comes to the quality of an education institution is the ability of teachers and programs of providing the best information for students. He declares the following:
“As long as that is not the primary measure of quality, quality is irrelevant.”
Parents can check a complete list of the results on the WalletHub site. Based on them, they can decide which is the best place for their family to leave and for their children to go to school. They also might want to take into consideration the abilities and skills of their children if they are old enough to display them. The best schools in the country await for them!
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