Netscape is running an article listing the “smartest” and “dumbest” states, based on:
per-pupil expenditures, public high school graduation rates, average class size, student reading and math proficiency, and pupil-teacher ratios. States received negative points for high drop-out rates and physical violence.
They call their list smart and dumb states. Doing my best partisan shill imitation, using bullshit “analysis” without the accompanying chemical dependence, I have compared the smart and dumb states with the electoral college results. Draw your own conclusion from the color coded (for Texas readers) list below (smart ones are on top):