Civic Report No. 24 December 2002


2001 Education Freedom Index

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

State

EFI 2001 Score

EFI 2001 Rank

EFI 2000 Rank

Change in Rank

Arizona

2.94

1

1

0

New Jersey

2.43

2

4

2

Delaware

2.40

3

7

4

Florida

2.39

4

35

31

Minnesota

2.37

5

2

-3

Wisconsin

2.36

6

3

-3

Texas

2.32

7

6

-1

Missouri

2.26

8

19

11

Michigan

2.26

9

11

2

Oklahoma

2.23

10

31

21

Idaho

2.20

11

12

1

Colorado

2.16

12

8

-4

Indiana

2.15

13

25

12

California

2.11

14

21

7

Maine

2.09

15

9

-6

Oregon

2.06

16

5

-11

New Hampshire

2.04

17

16

-1

Nebraska

2.02

18

13

-5

New Mexico

2.02

19

23

4

Kansas

1.96

20

30

10

Illinois

1.94

21

24

3

Pennsylvania

1.86

22

33

11

Louisiana

1.84

23

26

3

Connecticut

1.84

24

10

-14

Vermont

1.83

25

28

3

Ohio

1.82

26

18

-8

North Carolina

1.80

27

38

11

Washington

1.79

28

20

-8

Montana

1.79

29

37

8

Wyoming

1.79

30

40

10

South Dakota

1.78

31

15

-16

Arkansas

1.76

32

17

-15

Iowa

1.76

33

14

-19

New York

1.75

34

27

-7

Georgia

1.68

35

41

6

Massachusetts

1.66

36

22

-14

Mississippi

1.64

37

34

-3

Alaska

1.62

38

42

4

South Carolina

1.59

39

43

4

Tennessee

1.53

40

36

-4

Alabama

1.50

41

39

-2

Virginia

1.47

42

44

2

Kentucky

1.44

43

47

4

North Dakota

1.43

44

32

-12

Nevada

1.40

45

48

3

Maryland

1.37

46

46

0

West Virginia

1.36

47

49

2

Rhode Island

1.35

48

45

-3

Utah

1.34

49

29

-20

Hawaii

0.88

50

50

0

Table 1A: Education Freedom in the States, Arranged Alphabetically

State

EFI 2001 Score

EFI 2001 Rank

EFI 2000 Rank

Change in Rank

Alabama

1.50

41

39

-2

Alaska

1.62

38

42

4

Arizona

2.94

1

1

0

Arkansas

1.76

32

17

-15

California

2.11

14

21

7

Colorado

2.16

12

8

-4

Connecticut

1.84

24

10

-14

Delaware

2.40

3

7

4

Florida

2.39

4

35

31

Georgia

1.68

35

41

6

Hawaii

0.88

50

50

0

Idaho

2.20

11

12

1

Illinois

1.94

21

24

3

Indiana

2.15

13

25

12

Iowa

1.76

33

14

-19

Kansas

1.96

20

30

10

Kentucky

1.44

43

47

4

Louisiana

1.84

23

26

3

Maine

2.09

15

9

-6

Maryland

1.37

46

46

0

Massachusetts

1.66

36

22

-14

Michigan

2.26

9

11

2

Minnesota

2.37

5

2

-3

Mississippi

1.64

37

34

-3

Missouri

2.26

8

19

11

Montana

1.79

29

37

8

Nebraska

2.02

18

13

-5

Nevada

1.40

45

48

3

New Hampshire

2.04

17

16

-1

New Jersey

2.43

2

4

2

New Mexico

2.02

19

23

4

New York

1.75

34

27

-7

North Carolina

1.80

27

38

11

North Dakota

1.43

44

32

-12

Ohio

1.82

26

18

-8

Oklahoma

2.23

10

31

21

Oregon

2.06

16

5

-11

Pennsylvania

1.86

22

33

11

Rhode Island

1.35

48

45

-3

South Carolina

1.59

39

43

4

South Dakota

1.78

31

15

-16

Tennessee

1.53

40

36

-4

Texas

2.32

7

6

-1

Utah

1.34

49

29

-20

Vermont

1.83

25

28

3

Virginia

1.47

42

44

2

Washington

1.79

28

20

-8

West Virginia

1.36

47

49

2

Wisconsin

2.36

6

3

-3

Wyoming

1.79

30

40

10

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