Texas is One of the Best States for Racial Equality in Education
Racial equality in education is very important. Just how are the states doing when it comes to racial equality in education? Well, Texas and New Mexico are both doing rather well. Here is the full list of rankings:
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- New York
Here are some of the categories that put Texas and New Mexico at the top of the list.
- Lowest gap in share of adults with at least a high school degree:
- Texas and New Mexico tied at #1
- Lowest gap in share of adults with at least a bachelor's degree:
- New Mexico #3
- Lowest standardized-test scores gap:
- New Mexico #4
- Lowest SAT score gap:
- New Mexico #3
You can check out the full breakdown by heading over to WalletHub. Just CLICK HERE.
Here is there methodology straight from WalletHub:
In order to determine the states with the most racial equality in education, WalletHub compared the 50 states across six relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most equality. We determined the level of equality by subtracting the values attributed to white people and black people for a given metric, using only the most recent available data.
If in some states black people scored as high as or better than white people on a given metric, all such states were awarded the maximum number of points.
Finally, we determined each state’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the states.