Feb 9, 2011

The 10 States Suffering from Brain Drain

The Huffington Post listed the 10 states having the greatest difficulty educating students to an exceptional level and keeping those students within their borders.

I think it is important to note that this list not only reveals what states have deficient education systems, but economies bad enough that their students prefer to take their education and look elsewhere for opportunities. Notice that supposed economic and growth powerhouses like Texas and Arizona make the list, but states that are supposed to be languishing under higher tax burdens actually retain their educated populace and attract new intelligent workers from these other states. Thus, we can assume that the higher tax burden in places like California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York does not repel most business, but actually attracts a higher concentration of desirable industries like tech and information businesses.

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