Civic Report No. 14 September 2000


The Education Freedom Index

Table 1: Ranking the States by the Amount of Education Freedom

State

EFI Score

EFI Rank

Arizona

3.27

1

Minnesota

2.99

2

Wisconsin

2.74

3

New Jersey

2.59

4

Oregon

2.51

5

Texas

2.49

6

Delaware

2.43

7

Colorado

2.42

8

Maine

2.40

9

Connecticut

2.35

10

Michigan

2.34

11

Idaho

2.31

12

Nebraska

2.31

13

Iowa

2.30

14

South Dakota

2.27

15

New Hampshire

2.27

16

Arkansas

2.25

17

Ohio

2.23

18

Missouri

2.21

19

Washington

2.20

20

California

2.14

21

Massachusetts

2.13

22

New Mexico

2.11

23

Illinois

2.03

24

Indiana

2.03

25

Louisiana

2.03

26

New York

2.00

27

Vermont

1.99

28

Utah

1.97

29

Kansas

1.93

30

Oklahoma

1.93

31

North Dakota

1.91

32

Pennsylvania

1.87

33

Mississippi

1.87

34

Florida

1.85

35

Tennessee

1.85

36

Montana

1.82

37

North Carolina

1.81

38

Alabama

1.79

39

Wyoming

1.76

40

Georgia

1.69

41

Alaska

1.65

42

South Carolina

1.64

43

Virginia

1.59

44

Rhode Island

1.58

45

Maryland

1.55

46

Kentucky

1.49

47

Nevada

1.44

48

West Virginia

1.42

49

Hawaii

0.61

50

Table 2: Education Freedom in the States, Arranged Alphabetically

State

EFI Score

EFI Rank

Alabama

1.79

39

Alaska

1.65

42

Arizona

3.27

1

Arkansas

2.25

17

California

2.14

21

Colorado

2.42

8

Connecticut

2.35

10

Delaware

2.43

7

Florida

1.85

35

Georgia

1.69

41

Hawaii

0.61

50

Idaho

2.31

12

Illinois

2.03

24

Indiana

2.03

25

Iowa

2.30

14

Kansas

1.93

30

Kentucky

1.49

47

Louisiana

2.03

26

Maine

2.40

9

Maryland

1.55

46

Massachusetts

2.13

22

Michigan

2.34

11

Minnesota

2.99

2

Mississippi

1.87

34

Missouri

2.21

19

Montana

1.82

37

Nebraska

2.31

13

Nevada

1.44

48

New Hampshire

2.27

16

New Jersey

2.59

4

New Mexico

2.11

23

New York

2.00

27

North Carolina

1.81

38

North Dakota

1.91

32

Ohio

2.23

18

Oklahoma

1.93

31

Oregon

2.51

5

Pennsylvania

1.87

33

Rhode Island

1.58

45

South Carolina

1.64

43

South Dakota

2.27

15

Tennessee

1.85

36

Texas

2.49

6

Utah

1.97

29

Vermont

1.99

28

Virginia

1.59

44

Washington

2.20

20

West Virginia

1.42

49

Wisconsin

2.74

3

Wyoming

1.76

40

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