According to Morgan Quitno, a state ranking publisher, our fair New Mexico is the dumbest state in the nation. As a new dad, this news fills me with a sensation similar to heartburn.
The ranking was based on percent of kids proficient in different disciplines, but a lot of money-related things were taken into account, too, which hurts New Mexico because it is also one of the poorest states in the nation. Still, I imagine we wouldn't do well even if those factors were controlled out.
Is living in New Mexico putting my son at a disadvantage?