Public government-run schools nationwide are failing to properly educate students….
But today’s headlines are about pay and benefit increases, class size and teacher strikes.
New Census Bureau data released last month revealed a shocking reality…
California – the most populous state in the nation – has the least educated K-12 students.
Two statistics tell the story:
- California has the highest percentage of residents 25 and older who never finished 9th grade.
- California has the lowest high school graduation rate of all 50 states.
Here are some other statistics from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey covering the 5-year period from 2013 to 2017:
- Wyoming has the lowest percentage of residents 25 and older who never completed 9th grade.
- Massachusetts has the highest percentage nationwide of residents 25 and older who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.
- West Virginia has the lowest percentage of residents 25 and older who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.
Sadly, California’s public school system was ranked as the nation’s best in the 1950s and 1960s – before federal, state and local bureaucracies, teachers’ unions, and mandates like Common Core destroyed educational excellence.
Now, California’s public schools are the worst in the nation – seemingly dedicated to equalized mediocrity for all.
The 2,510,370 California residents 25 and older who never completed 9th grade exceed the entire population of 15 other states.
This is one of the reasons California families are fleeing the state: to give their children a better chance at a quality education.
High state income taxes – with nothing to show for them for the middle class – is another reason.
Watch this video explaining which states are losing the most people and businesses … and why (3 ½ minutes).
If you live in California, please sign our petition to pass SB 1530, making classrooms safer by making it easier to fire teachers who prey on students.
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Here are the rest this week’s articles: