Civic Report No. 24 December 2002


2001 Education Freedom Index

Table 5: Ranking the States by Availability of  Public School Choice

State

Public Choice Score

Public Choice Rank

Nebraska

4.96

1

Oklahoma

4.95

2

Iowa

4.95

3

Michigan

4.95

4

Arkansas

4.94

5

Connecticut

4.94

6

Wisconsin

4.94

7

North Dakota

4.93

8

Minnesota

4.93

9

Washington

4.91

10

Arizona

4.91

11

South Dakota

4.90

12

Delaware

4.90

13

Tennessee

4.86

14

Colorado

4.84

15

Idaho

4.84

16

New Hampshire

4.57

17

Maine

4.57

18

New Jersey

4.57

19

Massachusetts

4.56

20

Missouri

4.55

21

Ohio

4.55

22

New York

4.53

23

Indiana

4.53

24

Texas

4.50

25

California

4.49

26

Utah

4.48

27

West Virginia

4.45

28

Louisiana

4.36

29

New Mexico

4.31

30

Wyoming

4.22

31

Vermont

4.19

32

Illinois

4.16

33

Montana

4.14

34

Rhode Island

4.14

35

Pennsylvania

4.14

36

Kansas

4.13

37

Kentucky

4.12

38

Mississippi

4.11

39

Oregon

4.08

40

Alabama

4.06

41

South Carolina

4.05

42

Georgia

4.04

43

Virginia

4.04

44

Florida

4.01

45

North Carolina

4.00

46

Maryland

3.68

47

Nevada

2.84

48

Alaska

2.30

49

Hawaii

0.75

50

Table 5A: Public School Choice in the States, Arranged Alphabetically

State

Public Choice Score

Public Choice Rank

Alabama

4.06

41

Alaska

2.30

49

Arizona

4.91

11

Arkansas

4.94

5

California

4.49

26

Colorado

4.84

15

Connecticut

4.94

6

Delaware

4.90

13

Florida

4.01

45

Georgia

4.04

43

Hawaii

0.75

50

Idaho

4.84

16

Illinois

4.16

33

Indiana

4.53

24

Iowa

4.95

3

Kansas

4.13

37

Kentucky

4.12

38

Louisiana

4.36

29

Maine

4.57

18

Maryland

3.68

47

Massachusetts

4.56

20

Michigan

4.95

4

Minnesota

4.93

9

Mississippi

4.11

39

Missouri

4.55

21

Montana

4.14

34

Nebraska

4.96

1

Nevada

2.84

48

New Hampshire

4.57

17

New Jersey

4.57

19

New Mexico

4.31

30

New York

4.53

23

North Carolina

4.00

46

North Dakota

4.93

8

Ohio

4.55

22

Oklahoma

4.95

2

Oregon

4.08

40

Pennsylvania

4.14

36

Rhode Island

4.14

35

South Carolina

4.05

42

South Dakota

4.90

12

Tennessee

4.86

14

Texas

4.50

25

Utah

4.48

27

Vermont

4.19

32

Virginia

4.04

44

Washington

4.91

10

West Virginia

4.45

28

Wisconsin

4.94

7

Wyoming

4.22

31

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