Oklahoma is No. 10, rounding out the top offender list with a high school graduation rate of 73.9 percent, shows a study from 247WallSt.com. Per-student expenditure is the eighth lowest in the nation at $9,075. Our overall score was a 64.2, a D.
The silver lining here is that somehow, we also scored an A in accountability, standards and assessments. Yay, standardized testing? Maybe that’s what pushed us over that heap. (We’re guessing on that last one. We never learned how to read.)
The No. 1 worst state was Mississippi with a state score of 57.1, per-student expenditure of $9,542 and high school graduation rate of 64.4 percent, shows 247WallSt.com. It got a D.