State ranks 49th in education study
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 3, 2007

Pat Kossan
Kids in Arizona are less likely to succeed in the global economy than kids in almost any other state, a study released today reports.

Arizona tied with Louisiana for 49th place.

This grim assessment was based on 13 factors, including the percentage of kids born into English-fluent families where income is above poverty level and one college-educated parent works full time. advertisement

It measured numbers of children in preschool, graduating from high school and earning four-year degrees.

"Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career" also reviewed states' efforts to reform high school into a steppingstone to higher education.

It is a concept that appears to garner more goodwill than results, the report says, and will hinder America's next generation in competing with other countries.

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