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Rankings - Education

1. Florida 2. Arizona 3. North Carolina 4. Idaho 5. Georgia 6. Illinois 7. Montana 8. Vermont 9. Mississippi 10. Indiana 11. New Jersey 12. Missouri 13. Kentucky 14. Oregon 15. West Virginia 16. Texas 17. Arkansas
18. Utah 19. Colorado 20. New York 21. Oklahoma 22. Delaware 23. California 24. Virginia 25. New Mexico 26. Massachusetts 27. Alaska 28. Hawaii 29. South Carolina 30. Minnesota 31. Wisconsin 32. Connecticut 33. New Hampshire 34. Wyoming
35. Pennsylvania 36. Alabama 37. Kansas 38. Tennessee 39. South Dakota 40. Michigan 41. Nebraska 42. Ohio 43. Iowa 44. Louisiana 45. North Dakota 46. Washington 47. Maine 48. Rhode Island 49. Nevada 50. Maryland

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William P. Ruger

William P. Ruger is an assistant professor in the political science department at Texas State University. He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.

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Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens is an assistant professor in the political science department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.