Punitive Index Ranking

Punitive Index by State (high scores denote higher levels of punitive interventions):

If you're a sports fan, you want your team to be ranked number one. But if you're a kid, you definitely don't want your state to have a high punitive ranking, because that means the schools in your state still think punitive interventions are the best way to solve the problems that are causing your challenging behavior. And that's not good at all. Where's your state rank? Look below (based on 2013-14 data from the US Department of Education):

1. Mississippi .559
2. Arkansas .400
2. South Carolina .400
4. Alabama .365
5. Louisiana .327
6.  Georgia .325
7. Delaware .291
7. Oklahoma .291
9. West Virginia .288
10 Tennessee .285
11. Missouri .282
12. Texas .269
13. Illinois .265
14. Ohio .261
15. Indiana .257
16. Michigan .246
17. Hawaii .240
18. North Carolina .223
19. New Mexico .217
20. Virginia .213
21. Connecticut .208
22. Kentucky .201
23. New Hampshire .198
23. Rhode Island .198
25. Kansas .197
26. Florida .193
27. Arizona .192
28. Pennsylvania .189
29. Vermont .185
30. Alaska .179
31. Nevada .168
32. Nebraska .162
33. Wisconsin .155
34. Colorado .152
34. Montana .152
36. Wyoming .151
36. Washington .151
38. Oregon .144
39. New Jersey .147
40. Maine .142
41. South Dakota .137
42. Minnesota .135
43. Massachusetts .134
44. Maryland .131
45. Iowa .129
46. New York .127
47. California .122
48. Idaho .102
49. North Dakota .093
50. Utah .058