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    Survey proves yankees are smarter....states ranked by intelligence level.

    PHOENIX -- When it comes to intelligence, a new survey ranks Arizona dead last among the states.

    For the second year in a row, an annual smartest-state ranking puts Arizona in the No. 50 spot.

    The list is compiled by Morgan Quitno Press, a private research and publishing company in Kansas that also puts out annual rankings on the most livable, safest and healthiest states.

    In the smart-state ranking, Vermont comes in at the top, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maine.

    Arizona is at the bottom, preceded by Nevada, Mississippi, California and Alaska.

    Click below to see how your state placed:

    http://www.local6.com/education/10097048/detail.html

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    Well, at least Alabama isn't last for a change! Although we are closer than last year.
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    I was born and raised in VT!! and I'm so smart from it I got the Hell out!!!!!!!

    So I guess if I move to Arizone or Nevada I should help raise that states intelligence way up, maybe a whole ranking.
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    Wow! Iowa ranks in the top 10. I'm so surprised I'm...

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    This is something I am glad to see that the south is able to admit. Beat ya again.
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    Way to go California! I thought we were a "progressive" state?
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    I wonder what criteria they used to figure that list out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT209 View Post
    I wonder what criteria they used to figure that list out?
    Exactly..not sure the methods used, but I'm def. saying that this is far from scientific or actual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT209 View Post
    I wonder what criteria they used to figure that list out?
    I'm sure the criteria included the proper use of multi-syllable words,"sheeeee-it" not being one of them, proper mathmatics, not "knot plus knot=" and an understanding of biology that transcends immediate family!
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    Wow Vermont is a open-carry gun state and rated #1 in intelligence - Could there be a connection???

    My state is smarter than your state Brad, naa na naa na naa - And we have millions of illegals - What's your excuse?
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    Here's a link to the list of factors which were considered, which includes a link to a description of the methodology:

    http://www.morganquitno.com/edfact06.htm#FACTORS

    I found it even though I'm from California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimby View Post

    Here's a link to the list of factors which were considered, which includes a link to a description of the methodology:

    http://www.morganquitno.com/edfact06.htm#FACTORS

    I found it even though I'm from California.
    Well, looking at that list, I can see why the ratings fell the way they did.

    It's based on things like citizen's income, people graduated from high school, teachers salary, etc.

    Has anyone told these folks that income, graduates, and teacher salaries don't necessarily mean good things happen in schools? I work at a university and I can tell you flat out that a lot of the Connecticut kids we get are definitely not all that bright. But, when you dumb down the requirements for graduating high school, I guess it's easy to show you have a lot of graduates.

    If you don't believe me, I have some written statements I have gotten over the years that would have been better written by my horse (and he doesn't write very well ). Maybe, I'm jaded, but I always thought anyone graduating from high school could actually put a sentence down on paper so it makes sense.

    And forget the NJ and NY kids. Actually I've had pretty bad encounters with some of our NH and VT students also. The NY, NJ, MA students are some of our biggest problems. Not that I'm profiling anybody or anything!

    We don't get a lot of ME students, so my experience with them is lacking.

    I typically find the rare Southern student we get to be our better ones. That's probably because their parents actually will address any problems they may have, so they come here and do what they are suppose to. They even seem to graduate in four years and can actually read and write. My wife says that's because those kids know they'll get a whoppin' if they screw up. I tend to agree with her; they act a lot different.

    But, I guess it's just another example of using statistics to get what you want the report to say.
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    I was raised in NH .. glad to see it is up there in 12...
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    now florida... i am surprised it is that high at 29.. i guess the entire state makes up for miami
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