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Old 01-24-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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i mean IL is in a perfect spot have u guys seen our Governor
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Why is Pennsylvania "average" in EVERY sort of study? Are we truly the new "typical America?!"
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: IN
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NH is ranked as the 2nd smartest state. This is great news
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Texas is interesting. I'm not even going to list the inner city schools because just about every inner city school district has problems and that REALLY needs to be addressed. But for Texas, I sadly believe the reason why it's only 30 is because of the area along the Rio Grande Valley. They do not have the funds to keep up even with the inner city schools in the bigger cities of Texas especially when it comes to textbooks or even teachers. I'm sure they are trying their best. But the lack of funds is what is hurting them down there. The TEA of Texas needs to stop worry about its' stupid standardized tests and start improving the areas that are subpar in education in the valley and in the bigger cities.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Texas is interesting. I'm not even going to list the inner city schools because just about every inner city school district has problems and that REALLY needs to be addressed. But for Texas, I sadly believe the reason why it's only 30 is because of the area along the Rio Grande Valley. They do not have the funds to keep up even with the inner city schools in the bigger cities of Texas especially when it comes to textbooks or even teachers. I'm sure they are trying their best. But the lack of funds is what is hurting them down there. The TEA of Texas needs to stop worry about its' stupid standardized tests and start improving the areas that are subpar in education in the valley and in the bigger cities.
so true! In high school all we were taught was things that were going to be on the TAKS test and once the test came, half of the crap we didn't know. I was lucky to have passed all my sections of the TAKS test the first time around ,but I can't say the same for my friends. It's very embarassing when people came down from the north and already knew things that we were just being taught our senior year!

I know this is going to sound harsh, but I'm shocked Texas was even number 30!
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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wouldnt you know it New Mexico and Mississippi in the bottom 5
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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If you factor out all the Asian geniuses just staying at MIT, then New Hampshire is really #1! And if you factor in the fact that NH also has the highest per-capita alcohol consumption, oh man, it'd be pushing 120!

Yeah! Go Free State! Whooo!
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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No one has ever asked me about my IQ so how do they know this? If it's where you took the IQ test (because they are looking at test scores and accompanying addresses, how do they know you still live there, especially women who marry and divorce (name changes)? I lived in 2 different states and DC since taking my IQ test in a different state. And what does education data have to do with IQ other than indicate where the test was taken?
That's what I was thinking. I don't see how a state can be ranked or even given an average IQ when there clearly was no test for it.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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NH is ranked as the 2nd smartest state. This is great news
Bah not when the Empire State is down at 26. In fact we are behind all our neighbors. OMG even Scranton and his Pennsylvanians have us beat! Too bad Long Island could not take the test for the rest of the state.

Oh wait I forgot New York borders Rhode Island by water! Rhode Island is #33! God bless you Rhode Island & Providence Plantations!
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:14 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Seriously Rhode Island is a suprise because all the rest of New England is in the top 10. I have the feeling that there are variables (for example a large amount of non-English speaking school children) that are changing the result for some states - notably California.
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