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:

  1. Wyoming
  2. West Virginia
  3. Montana
  4. New Mexico
  5. Idaho
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Vermont
  8. Texas
  9. Arizona
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Tennessee
  12. Kentucky
  13. Arkansas
  14. North Dakota
  15. Georgia
  16. Hawaii
  17. Delaware
  18. Alabama
  19. Oregon
  20. Mississippi
  21. Nevada
  22. Maine
  23. Indiana
  24. Washington
  25. Florida
  26. North Carolina
  27. Rhode Island
  28. Missouri
  29. California
  30. Alaska
  31. Louisiana
  32. Utah
  33. Maryland
  34. Nebraska
  35. Kansas
  36. Michigan
  37. Virginia
  38. Colorado
  39. Ohio
  40. Iowa
  41. New Jersey
  42. South Carolina
  43. Illinois
  44. South Dakota
  45. Masschusetts
  46. New York
  47. Pennsylvania
  48. Connecticut
  49. Minnesota
  50. Wisconsin

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.


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