Best Cities 2010: 5 Worst Cities for Education
These five cities ranked at the bottom of the list for education, according to our survey. What do you think: did we get it right?
Of the cities and towns we surveyed, these five were at the bottom of the list in the education category. The Golden State isn't so golden when it comes to schools -- 4 of the 5 worst cities are located in southern California. Here, we round up the stinkers in the education category.
(Our list was compiled by using a list of the top 100 cities by population, adding in well-known smaller cities too, and removing cities so close to other large cities that they would have similar data. Then we crunched numbers in 7 education criteria categories to come up with our list.)
A lack of quality preschools and not enough teachers per student pulled Bakersfield to the bottom of our list.