Where My Smarties At?

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The Wall Street Journal has given me yet another little push to convince Mark that AZ is not the place to be.
Portland, anyone?
Arizona listed as #6 on a top ten list of states running out of smart people.  
6. Arizona
> Population Change (2000-2009): 1,194,233 (23.3%)
> Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 25.6% (29th)
> Population With White Collar Careers: 11.3% (40th)
> NAEP Math: 39th
> NAEP Reading: 41st
Arizona ranks in the bottom ten for the majority of metrics considered for this list.  Between 2000 and 2009 the amount of adults in the state with a high school diploma decreased by 0.85%, the eighth worst decrease in the country.  The state also has the fourth lowest increase in adults with bachelor’s degrees and the the eighth lowest increase in adults with advanced degrees.  Arizona has lost over 3% of its population with careers that require some sort of post-secondary degree between 2000 and 2009, the sixth worst drop in the nation.

 

Read more: The Ten States Running Out Of Smart People – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/2011/02/07/the-ten-states-running-out-of-smart-people/#ixzz1Sml8MEhA

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About ThinkingWithVitality

Wife, mama, wellness coach, certified vet tech, adoption and special needs advocate, Tucsonan turned Portlander finding her way in Texas, adventure seeker, wannabe vegetarian, freethinker, knowledge hunter, secular humanist. Love writing, distance running, cycling, hiking, photography, nature, essential oils, natural medicine, traveling, RVs and tents, reading, adventures, organizing, helping others, good beer, acoustic music and sadly the time sucking passion of pinterest.

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