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Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

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Can't make this stuff up...

 

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO 

A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools sued California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of schoolchildren who do not know how to read.

The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, the lawsuit said.

"When it comes to literacy and the delivery of basic education, California is dragging down the nation," said Public Counsel lawyer Mark Rosenbaum, who sued along with the law firm Morrison & Foerster.

 

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article188153344.html

 

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I read that article yesterday and it just makes me sad. The percentage was over half that could not read on grade level. We have completely abandoned our senses with public education. 

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I'm shocked the 14 year old third grader illegal alien from Tijuana can't read English in the California schools.  And is bringing down the rest of the class. Shocked. 

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6 mins ago, saltydawg said:

I read that article yesterday and it just makes me sad. The percentage was over half that could not read on grade level. We have completely abandoned our senses with public education. 

No worries.  It will only require more money

 

Education spokesman Bill Ainsworth pointed to more than $10 billion annually in extra funds for English language learners, foster children and students from low-income families. Some 228 districts will get additional support next year to help struggling schools, including the three named in the lawsuit.

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9 mins ago, Harf said:

No worries.  It will only require more money

 

Education spokesman Bill Ainsworth pointed to more than $10 billion annually in extra funds for English language learners, foster children and students from low-income families. Some 228 districts will get additional support next year to help struggling schools, including the three named in the lawsuit.

Sadly,  they will show "success," because all they need to do is massage the test scores...no overhaul, no change, no raising everyone. 

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29 mins ago, Harf said:

No worries.  It will only require more money

 

Education spokesman Bill Ainsworth pointed to more than $10 billion annually in extra funds for English language learners, foster children and students from low-income families. Some 228 districts will get additional support next year to help struggling schools, including the three named in the lawsuit.

Probably a teacher raise in there too, along with some new administrators that never see a kid.

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1 hour ago, saltydawg said:

I read that article yesterday and it just makes me sad. The percentage was over half that could not read on grade level. We have completely abandoned our senses with public education. 

Sadly many kids in California did not read the article

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57 mins ago, Maine Guide said:

Meanwhile, LaVar Ball (i.e. - Big Baller) kid gives up his chance for a college degree at UCLA.

Well, he probably can’t read anyway! :D

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