Despite spending more than 36 of 50 states on education, Washington, D.C., still ranks nearly dead last in school system quality.
The district ranked 49th in the nation in “School-System Quality” and 51st in “Safety” rank, according to an annual study released by the personal finance website WalletHub.
The website conducted an in-depth analysis of state school systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by analyzing different key metrics like standardized test scores and dropout rates.
According to the WalletHub study, the district has the highest dropout rate, the lowest math test scores, the lowest reading test scores and the lowest average SAT scores in the entire country.
SAT scores are important to future success, the analysis found, because people who have a bachelor’s degree make 65 percent more than those with just a high school diploma.
Read the entire study here.
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