As California education declines, one district doubles down on virtue-signaling

Back in the 1960s, California was invariably ranked as one of the best places in America to get an education.  Now it's fallen to somewhere around the middle.  Even that high ranking, though, relies upon the heavily funded schools in affluent, mostly white coastal communities.  There, Democrats can congratulate themselves on how well the system works. Things are less lovely when one heads inland, where ordinary people live.  According to 2018's National Assessment of Education Progress, California ranks 49th out of the 50 states for minority student academic attainment. "Minority," by the way, is code for blacks, hispanics, and native americans.  (And yes, they're deliberately all lowercase.  I believe in the equality that comes from refusing to capitalize any race.)  Kids who are asian or southeast indian are doing fine. Joel Kotkin explains, however, that California...(Read Full Post)
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