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Top ten most literate US cities

Discussion in 'Education Policies' started by Popeye, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    Minneapolis (tied for 1st)
    Seattle (tied for 1st)
    Washington, D.C.
    St. Paul, Minn.
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Denver
    Boston
    St. Louis
    Cincinnati (tied for 10th)
    Portland, Ore. (tied for 10th)

    Notice that the GOP stronghold, the south, produces only one city (Atlanta). While progressive cities such as Seattle, Portland and San Francisco all rank highly.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience...ateuscities;_ylt=AguISUOOHNr5zUmbxfuvEoFxieAA
     
  2. Segep

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    Yay Seattle!


    And just because a city in the GOP stronghold is considered "literate" it doesn't mean that it's the GOP who makes it literate. It could be all the dissenters.
     
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    *ahem*

    If you had stopped to think, it might've occurred to you that there are comparatively fewer cities of such size in the south than there are compared to the Mid-Atlantic, New England, or Pacific Coast.

    If this list is any indication, there are only 20 such cities in the south (I am being charitable by including Florida, Oklahoma, and Kentucky in that count). There are, by contrast, 13 such cities in California alone, which is entirely unrepresented on that list.

    There is also, ofc, the relatively nonsensical standard of "literacy" they cobbled together, which the authors themselves acknowledge is plagued with multicollinearity:

    But hey, why think?
     
  4. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    Notice the best and 4th happen to both be in Minnesota...always a good blue state with a independent streak to it :)
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    maybe the fact all the large cities are in those areas says something....people like to go where they actually spend on education.
     
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    Interesting. Seems a lot of major cities are missing from that list!
     
  7. Pidgey

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    Not that unusual... there can only be 10 in a "Top 10" list...
     
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