Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel can be heard in the Quad Cities on 101-3 KISS-FM and BIG 106.5, as well as in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on 100.7 The Fox. Thanks for...Full Bio


Who's Got Better Schools...Iowa Or Illinois? The Results Are In...

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When looking for a home, the quality of the schools in the area is an important factor to a lot of parents, but in some states you can look as hard as you want but you won’t find many that are that good. Certain states simply have better school systems than others, and now a new report reveals how states rate. 

  • WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst State School Systems in the Country.
  • They looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 33 key metrics, in areas of quality and safety.
  • With all that in mind, Massachusetts easily earns the top spot with a score of 71.73 out of 100, landing at number one for both quality and safety.

And, those of you listening in Illinois can hi-five each other, as you ranked 13TH in the nation! And, more importantly (if you're in Illinois, anyway), YOU BEAT IOWA SCHOOLS! The state of Iowa ranked #23...

Top Ten Best School Systems in the Country

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Connecticut
  3. New Jersey
  4. Virginia
  5. Vermont
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Minnesota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Delaware
  10. Maryland

As for the worst school system, New Mexico earns that honor, with a score of just 27.61 out of 100, ranking dead last for quality, and at 49 for safety.

Ten Worst School Systems in the Country

  1. New Mexico
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arizona
  4. Alaska
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Mississippi
  7. Nevada
  8. Alabama
  9. South Carolina
  10. Arkansas

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