Check out this interactive graphic on education factors in each of our states. Click on each color/category at the top and see what you get. It's eye-opening:
[I]n reality every state and locality decides how much money to allocate ... and how to allocate it. There are some federal guidelines and some federal spending, of course, but in the end every state is a micro-laboratory for education. Click on the above tabs (High School Grad Rate, etc.) to see different ...metrics and then click on the states below to see where they rank!