Half of Cal kids flunk

John Seiler:

Maybe the reason voters keep electing turkeys to office in California is that the state’s schooling system turns out half-literates. The latest:

Statewide, 52 percent of students in grades 2 through 11 tested proficient or advanced in English and 48 percent met those goals in math in the 2010 Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR, programs. California public school students took the tests in the spring.

How can you have a functioning democracy with such low achievement?

And the answer isn’t more money. As noted in some of my earlier pieces, California ranks near the top in money spent. Expenditures in fiscal 2007-08 were $12,134 per student, on average, in the state. For a class of 20, that’s $240,680.

For that money, why aren’t they turning out 80% scholars?

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  1. M.Hanna
    M.Hanna 20 August, 2010, 10:05

    Obviously they need more money for schools. They also need to somehow remove the teacher’s stress of potentially being fired for poor performance. It would really help if we could just tax people more of course. Also, the teacher’s union needs more money to support their state representatives to ensure our school’s continued growth and influence; the gay agenda really needs more support in this area. Can we somehow get government money for each student in the class room? Then we can tax everyone outside of California too! We can bring in more students from out of the country and increase our school income that way. Let’s work together to make California better for our government and school employees!

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