UNLV College of Education dean Kim Metcalf, writing in this morning’s Las Vegas Sun:
Of the remaining 11 factors included in the study, none were measures of the quality of schools or education. On these, Nevada was below the national average on 10. For example, we’re ranked dead last in the educational attainment of parents. We’re also 51st in the proportion of children participating in preschool. We’re next to last in the proportion of young adults participating in any kind of postsecondary education, next to last in terms of participation in postsecondary education, 49th in the proportion of parents who are fluent in English, and 48th in adult educational attainment.
The article is long but very insightful.