In recent weeks and months, I’ve come to realize that Connecticut is bad at pretty much everything. It’s that realization that led me to pen this frustrated tirade declaring Connecticut an absolute disaster with no signs of improvement.
But today, a slight glimmer of hope arrived: Connecticut’s school system was ranked as the third best in the entire country. Our tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.
According to the WalletHub study, we rank top 10 in reading test scores and student-teacher ratios and we got the grand prize, number one spot in ACT scores.
Now, I’ll readily admit that a good ranking on a pseudo-scientific list published by a click-bait factory doesn’t change the fact that Connecticut has problems. But in the 17 months I’ve spent living in Connecticut since moving from Boston, I have learned just how rare those positive rankings are for our state.
So on this Tuesday, I’m going to take a least a few minutes to enjoy this and forget about all the other nonsense. That might be the only way to get a genuine smile in because, as well all know, those other problems aren’t going anywhere for a while.