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:

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
28. Arizona .192
29. Pennsylvania .189
30. Vermont .185
31. Alaska .179
32. Nevada .168
33. Nebraska .162
34. Wisconsin .155
35. Colorado .152
35. Montana .152
37. Wyoming .151
37. Washington .151
39. Oregon .144
40. New Jersey .147
41. Maine .142
42. South Dakota .137
43. Minnesota .135
44. Massachusetts .134
45. Maryland .131
46. Iowa .129
47. California .122
48. Idaho .102
49. North Dakota .093
50. Utah .058