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Mass. Education System Best in U.S., Report Claims

The Education Week Research Center ranked the Bay State No. 1 in its annual Quality Counts report.

Massachusetts was recognized for success in areas like high school graduation rates, postsecondary employment, and annual income. Credit: woodleywonderworks via Flickr
Massachusetts was recognized for success in areas like high school graduation rates, postsecondary employment, and annual income. Credit: woodleywonderworks via Flickr
Massachusetts is the best state in the country when it comes to education, according to national study.

The Education Week Research Center ranked the Bay State No. 1 in its annual Quality Counts report.

The results were based on factors like high school graduation rates, postsecondary employment, and annual income.

Massachusetts' success can be attributed to a "bipartisan commitment to education reform," according to Reid Wilson of the Washington Post. He pointed to the state's 1993 school reform bill.

Education Week's report gave Massachusetts an "A-" and a score of 91.4. Here are the top five states:
  1. Massachusetts, 91.4
  2. New Jersey, 88.2
  3. New Hampshire, 88
  4. Connecticut, 87.5
  5. Minnesota, 87.3
Do you agree with the report's findings? Does Massachusetts have the best education system in the country?
Myron Dittmer July 14, 2014 at 05:38 PM
You're kidding....right?
JON999 July 14, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Obama favors equality over achievement. (I hope we can all agree on that). So, when MA is brought down to MS standards will MA liberals really think that's a good thing? (Probably, if they are told too.)
DynoMutt July 14, 2014 at 11:55 PM
Wait until the new arrivals from Guatemala are released from immigration detention and they find their way to our schools. Did you hear of the new Lynn HS student. Gray hair, beard, does not speak a word of english? Not kidding folks. Just wait, your country is dying in front of your eyes.
DynoMutt July 14, 2014 at 11:58 PM
Now the rapists and murderers and gang members from Ecuador and Guatemala will be unleashed on the population of MA in the coming months thanks to open borders. These Illegal petri dishes will soon be bringing back diseases which were eradicated in the US till late. Starting in the schools and working their way into your living rooms in no time. THANK YOU MR. OAFBAMA! THANK YOU!
Shanon Dahlstrom July 15, 2014 at 07:26 AM
I'm glad to see more people are aware of Common Core and what comes with it. We could have debated the standards openly, like what was done during Ed Reform in the early 90s, but it was rushed through with minimal input and debate. The government pushed to add tons of strings to the standards (the testing (PARCC), teacher evalulations based on junk science of VAM, data mining of our children without our consent, waivers for No Child Left Behind), and no one who approved these standards for MA stopped and said...hhmmmmm, maybe we should find out what this costs or if these methods are proven. In fact, it is the opposite. I wish we could stop what is going on and have open and honest debate about the quality of the standards but the MA DESE seems bent on their agenda. Common Core Forum is working on stopping PARCC, creating legislation to stop Common Core and PARCC and help push education control back to local communities and parents. Look them up on Facebook and stay alert for current information, lobby days, and other meaningful agendas to help people across the state get us out from underneath Common Core and all of the strings.

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