CNBC Ranking Hammers Home What Kept Texas From Winning Best State for Business Title

This year, Texas fell from its coveted No. 1 position atop CNBC's annual ranking of best states for business because of two critical factors – the state's schools and declining energy prices.The Lone Star State received some of the highest overall scores in 2019 for its workforce, economy and infrastructure, but ranked 12th-worst in terms of its quality of education. Virginia, which supplanted Texas, tied with Massachusetts for having the highest quality of education in the U.S., according to the business news network's study.What is it about Texas' education system that's so severely lacking, and how is it impacting the state's favorite point of pride outside of high school football and all things smoked meats?  Continue reading...

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