Least-Educated State: California No. 1

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Cimarron

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California ranks 23rd in spending per pupil

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

First in prisoner spending.

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https://backgroundchecks.org/home-security/state-prison-statistics

And one of the top 5 states for failing infrastructure.

https://www.forconstructionpros.com...ates-ranked-by-worst-crumbling-infrastructure

California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to the new data from the Census Bureau.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/articl...s&utm_campaign=a-LeastEductaedStateCalifornia

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kaboy42

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Fake news... FakefakefakeFAKEFAKE.

We all know Oklahoma is the worst in absolutely everything. Hands down. No contest. Oklahoma is professional level failure while everyone else are just rank amateurs.

Townie told us so.
 
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California ranks 23rd in spending per pupil

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

First in prisoner spending.

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https://backgroundchecks.org/home-security/state-prison-statistics

And one of the top 5 states for failing infrastructure.

https://www.forconstructionpros.com...ates-ranked-by-worst-crumbling-infrastructure

California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to the new data from the Census Bureau.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/articl...s&utm_campaign=a-LeastEductaedStateCalifornia

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Wow that's just crazy. Percentage too, not total, percentage. I see you up there at Number #3 mister high and mighty new york
 

StillwaterTownie

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Fake news... FakefakefakeFAKEFAKE.

We all know Oklahoma is the worst in absolutely everything. Hands down. No contest. Oklahoma is professional level failure while everyone else are just rank amateurs.

Townie told us so.
But Cimarron is trying to make the case that California is a pretty bad place to live because it is a liberal state, instead of a conservative one.
 

SLVRBK

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But Cimarron is trying to make the case that California is a pretty bad place to live because it is a liberal state, instead of a conservative one.
I think he’s trying to make a point about immigration after all Texas is #2

It maybe it’s just about spending in education and the outcome.
 

CaliforniaCowboy

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Fake news... FakefakefakeFAKEFAKE.

We all know Oklahoma is the worst in absolutely everything. Hands down. No contest. Oklahoma is professional level failure while everyone else are just rank amateurs.

Townie told us so.
more like alternative facts.

I clicked on the link for not finishing 9th grade - it's a survey, of "residents", based on # people in the household (grand parents, etc.)

It's fairly well documented that there are a number of uneducated and unskilled immigrants in CA (including vast numbers of illegals) - so the numbers are not really surprising.

It seems a bit disingenuous to list current $ spent per pupil in the same post as people that would have graduated almost a decade ago.

Also excluded from the stats was Adult Education dollars.
 

StillwaterTownie

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Fake news... FakefakefakeFAKEFAKE.

We all know Oklahoma is the worst in absolutely everything. Hands down. No contest.
Well, yeah, kaboy certainly makes a good case against Oklahoma. This is because Oklahoma’s health ranking has dropped from 43rd to 47th in the country in 2018 according to a recent national annual health report issued by the United Health Foundation (UHF).

Oklahoma experienced the largest rank decline nationwide, having fallen four places in the rankings since last year’s report. UHF’s rankings are based on four components or aspects of health: behaviors, community & environment, policy and clinical care.

Reasons for the Oklahoma’s ranking drop cited by UHF include changes in health behaviors during the past year, such as an 11 percent increase in the prevalence of obesity and a 14 percent increase in the physical inactivity rate.

OKLAHOMA - Shape up or ship out!
 
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Well, yeah, kaboy certainly makes a good case against Oklahoma. This is because Oklahoma’s health ranking has dropped from 43rd to 47th in the country in 2018 according to a recent national annual health report issued by the United Health Foundation (UHF).

Oklahoma experienced the largest rank decline nationwide, having fallen four places in the rankings since last year’s report. UHF’s rankings are based on four components or aspects of health: behaviors, community & environment, policy and clinical care.

Reasons for the Oklahoma’s ranking drop cited by UHF include changes in health behaviors during the past year, such as an 11 percent increase in the prevalence of obesity and a 14 percent increase in the physical inactivity rate.

OKLAHOMA - Shape up or ship out!
What does the government have to do with people eating too much? Clue: Nothing.
 

RxCowboy

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California ranks 23rd in spending per pupil

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

First in prisoner spending.

View attachment 67010

https://backgroundchecks.org/home-security/state-prison-statistics

And one of the top 5 states for failing infrastructure.

https://www.forconstructionpros.com...ates-ranked-by-worst-crumbling-infrastructure

California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to the new data from the Census Bureau.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/articl...s&utm_campaign=a-LeastEductaedStateCalifornia

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The problem with ranking states is that a state is always going to be #1 and a state is always going to be #50 even if the difference between 1 and 50 is insignificant.
 

Cimarron

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The problem with ranking states is that a state is always going to be #1 and a state is always going to be #50 even if the difference between 1 and 50 is insignificant.
Sort of like winning and losing sometimes.
 
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California has the 6th largest economy in the world. And lots of high paying jobs, too. If you have the smarts and the backbone, come on out and give it a try. Who knows...you too could be surfing in the morning before work.
 

kaboy42

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California has the 6th largest economy in the world. And lots of high paying jobs, too. If you have the smarts and the backbone, come on out and give it a try. Who knows...you too could be surfing in the morning before work.
LOL.. what’s a 2000 sqft, freshly built, brick Dallas style home with 3 car garage sitting on a .25 acre lot going for out there nowadays?
 
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I think one statistic missing from this debate is population. California, Texas, and New York are 3 of the 4 largest states in the country. Anytime you are dealing with larger populations you are going to see extremes in almost every category of society. Being in education for a time and now living in Silicon Valley, I can tell you there are some of the finest public high schools in the country 30 miles from me in every direction.

As for living in CA and the benefits. I live 30 min. from the ocean, 3 hours from the mountains, 5-6 hours from the desert, and 4-5 hours from 2 National Parks. I can eat at a 5 star restaurant, go to any music, sporting, or entertainment event that is in season, and see some of the best art in the world. Oh and the weather is fantastic. So while I know it is expensive here and most people on this site can't imagine living here, for those people with vast interests, there are few places better in the world. But to each their own:)