Finney's group gave Idaho a "D" grade for college participation, a bottom-of-the-barrel ranking that the Gem State shares with Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina.So often when I see state comparisons, Mississippi is about the only state between Idaho and dead last. So for keeping us out of last place, I say, "Thanks, Mississippi."
Remember when the Oklahoma license plates said "Oklahoma is OK"? It was kind of funny; the state's official line was that it was okay. Not great, or even good, but okay. I guess Idaho can say, "At least we're not Mississippi."