There's no doubt that education is important but unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be as much of a priority in the Gem State as it does everywhere else.

Who are the most educated states in the country?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 50 states in several metrics including "educational attainment, school quality, and achievement gaps between genders and races."

Unfortunately, Idaho doesn't rank at the top but it's not the least educated in the country.

That title belongs to none other than West Virginia followed by Mississippi and Louisiana. When it comes to neighboring states, Nevada came in 8th when it comes to least educated.

As for the title of "most educated state", that goes to Massachusetts followed by Maryland and Connecticut. One of Idaho's neighboring states did make the top ten which makes Idaho's ranking that much more glaring.

Is Idaho Really One Of The Least Educated States?

A report says that Idaho is among the least educated states in the United States. Where does Idaho rank against neighboring states? Let's start with the "most educated" and work our way down the rankings.

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Yikes! Hey, at least Idaho isn't the worst right? But we all know that there's room for improvement and one has to wonder if there is a correlation with how bad teachers have it in Idaho.

As a matter of fact, Idaho is one of the worst states for teachers when it comes to pay.

Idaho Teachers Are Among The Lowest Paid in the Country

Teachers in Idaho aren't compensated nearly as well as they could be in surrounding states according to

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Now, if the ranking has nothing to do with how much our teachers are paid... does it have to do more with what we're teaching? We asked you what our kids should be learning in school and have a list of the eight top subjects people want in our schools.

Do you agree?

8 Subjects Idaho Schools Need To Teach For The Upcoming Year

While we love and support our teachers, the people of Boise have strong opinions on the things our Idaho schools should be teaching our students. What would you add to the list for kids to learn in the 2023-2024 school year?

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