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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Blue State Education on the Rise

posted by Jazz at 1/26/2005 04:17:00 PM

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Good news on the education front for all of you blue staters. Those Advanced Placement (AP) tests for high school students are sweeping the nation, and the cream of the crop comes from... you guessed it.
New York State led the nation in the percentage of high school students who passed Advanced Placement tests at the level of mastery last year, followed closely by Maryland, Florida, California, Massachusetts and Utah, according to a state-by-state report from the College Board released yesterday.
That's a fairly impressive list. And Florida is barely a red state, even then likely only because of certain (*cough*) "voter irregularities." Utah is another question entirely. I'm guessing they're dumping a bunch of their homeland security money into the schools. I mean, really... they're pretty much in the same boat as Wyoming on that front, and there's only so much cash you can blow making sure that terrorists don't blow up cows.

Well, while it's nice to be at the top, it's an honor to even be nominated. Somebody had to come in at the bottom. Who might that be?
Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Alabama had the lowest percentages of students demonstrating college-level mastery on an Advanced Placement exam.
Ah... the value voters. We report. You conclude.