Homeschooled kids are the best-educated, followed by children who attend private or charter schools, Ben Carson said at a poverty forum Saturday morning.

Children who attend public schools in the U.S., are in last place, the presidential contender and retired neurosurgeon claimed. He added that not all of the country's public schools offer subpar education.

"The people who are best-educated are homsechoolers," Carson said at the event hosted by the Jack Kemp Foundation in South Carolina. "The next best are private or charter-schoolers and the final are public schoolers. And I think the only way to solve this problem is to provide school choice."

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